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CANCELLED - 2020 - 51st Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage (Speakers, Ondo Dancing, Service..) Manzanar National Historic Site - UCLA Kyodo Taiko PerformNewly Listed

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Date: Saturday, 25 April, 2020       Time: 12:00 pm
Manzanar National Historic Site
Highway 395
Uninc Inyo County, CA 93526

Phone: (760) 878-2194 ext. 2710
Website: Click to Visit

LOS ANGELES ‚Ä" On April 16, the Manzanar Committee announced that the 51st Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and the 2020 Manzanar At Dusk program, both scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2020, have been cancelled due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 virus pandemic.

The Committee announced on March 12 that both events had been postponed.


The annual Manzanar Pilgrimage is held every year on the last Saturday of April at the northwest corner of the former camp site, near the cemetery monument. Each year, over 1,000 people from diverse backgrounds, including students, teachers, community members, clergy and former incarcerees attend the Pilgrimage, which commemorates the unjust imprisonment of over 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry in ten American concentration camps, located in the most desolate, isolated regions of the United States. Manzanar was the first of these camps to be established.

The Manzanar National Historic site is approximately 210 miles north of Los Angeles, along Highway 395 and takes approximately 4 1/2 hours driving time.

Manzanar is located between Lone Pine and Independence. It is on the west side of Highway 395, approximately 9 miles north of Lone Pine on your left. You will notice two stone houses.

Pilgrimage participants are advised to bring their own lunch, drinks and snacks, as there are no facilities to purchase food at the Manzanar National Historic Site (restaurants and fast food outlets are located in Lone Pine and Independence, which are nearby). Water will be provided at the site.

Manzanar Pilgrimage Date
April 25, 2020 - Saturday 

Scheduled (Check Web Site)
The program usually begins at 11:30 AM and runs until roughly 2:30 PM (times are subject to change each year).

12:00 Noon: Day Program: Speakers, Interfaith Memorial Service, Ondo dance

5:00 pm: Manzanar at Dusk: An inter-generational event to share experiences and stories. Walking tours - Interpretive Center Exhibits.

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Manzanar Pilgrimage Location
Manzanar National Historic Site, Highway 395, Uninc Inyo County, CA 93526

Bus Transportation - From Little Toko and Gardena
Bus transportation to the Pilgrimage will be available from Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo and Gardena.

The Manzanar Committee has also announced that bus transportation to the Pilgrimage is available from Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo and Gardena, California.

Reservations for the buses will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at $50.00 per seat (the Manzanar Committee subsidizes the cost of the bus). Complimentary seats are available for those who were incarcerated at any of the former American concentration camps or other confinement sites during World War II.

The buses will also take participants to the Visitor Center at the Manzanar National Historic Site following the afternoon program.

Bento (Japanese-style) lunches are also available for those travelling on the buses for $15.00 each.

To reserve a seat on the Little Tokyo bus, go to or call (323) 662-5102. Seats on the Gardena bus may be reserved by clicking on wishing to attend the Manzanar At Dusk program that evening should make other transportation arrangements.

Those wishing to sponsor a bus seat, or otherwise help defray the rising costs of sponsoring the Pilgrimage and Manzanar At Dusk each year, are encouraged to make a donation by sending a check, payable to the Manzanar Committee, 1566 Curran St., Los Angeles, 90025-2036, or by donating online at

Both the Manzanar Pilgrimage and the Manzanar At Dusk programs are free and are open to the public. For more information, or to reserve a seat on the bus departing from Little Tokyo, call (323) 662-5102 or send e-mail to [email protected]

Annual Manzanar Pilrimage Video

See Manzanar National Historic Site California 

In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were incarcerated during World War II.

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Saturday, 25 April, 2020

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Manzanar Pilgrimage Historic
Phone: (323) 662-5102
Website: Click to Visit

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