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Manzanar Day Trip

Manzanar Day Trip

Presented by: Pasadena Heritage

Pasadena, CA 91105



Manzanar Living History Project with Kansha Pasadena and Pasadena Heritage Charter Bus Excursion

Update: Space for this special event is FULL and waitlisted. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist, please contact Bryan Takeda by email at [email protected].

In collaboration with Pasadena Heritage and on the 80th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, Kansha Pasadena is planning a Manzanar Living History Project to take members of the greater Pasadena community on a day-long bus tour to Manzanar. Many people are unaware of the injustices suffered by Japanese Americans before, during, and after WWII. The program will have Japanese Americans tell their stories of the incarceration, discrimination, and hardships they endured from March 1942 to November 1945. Upon arrival at Manzanar, the National Park Service will lead the group on a narrative tour of the concentration camp followed by lunch in the Manzanar Mess Hall. 

COVID 19 Protocols: All participants will be required to show proof of full vaccination, including booster or a negative PCR test within 72 hours. Masks will be required while traveling on the bus.  Your vaccination status will be verified and a temperature check will be made prior to boarding.


06:30 am        Meet at Brookside Park Parking Lot
(at the entrance to the Kidspace Children’s Museum)

07:00 am        Depart for Mojave (95 miles)

08:30 am        Rest Stop in Mojave

09:00 am        Depart for Manzanar (125 miles)

11:00 am        Arrive at Manzanar National Historic Site

12:30 pm        Lunch in the Manzanar Camp Site Mess Hall

01:15 pm        Manzanar Museum and Visitor Center

02:30 pm        Depart for Mojave (125 miles)

04:30 pm        Rest Stop in Mojave

05:00 pm        Depart for Pasadena (95 miles)

06:30 pm        Arrive at Brookside Park

Manzanar is located in Inyo County on Highway 395 near the town of Independence, CA. Weather conditions at Manzanar can vary from very cold to very hot. It is usually quite windy. It is basically a very dry and desolate location. There will be significant walking.

A film crew will be recording the trip with plans to produce a short documentary film.

Reservations are required.  This Day Trip is free and includes transportation and lunch.

The interest list currently exceeds the capacity of the chartered bus, so seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Please confirm your participation no later than April 27, 2022. (If all seats are filled when you confirm, you will be placed on a waiting list and you will be notified if space becomes available.) 


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