World War II Facilities Map-
Google Map
This map includes the locations and additional information for incarceration camps, temporary assembly centers, Department of Justice Internment Camps, U.S. Army Internment Camps, U.S. Federal Prisons, Immigration Detention Stations, Citizen Isolation Centers, and other facilities.

Click on the map below to see the location of facilities across the U.S.:

World War II Facilities Map-
Knight LAB Map

This map, created through the Northwestern University Knight Lab, shows eight kinds of incarceration camps that held more than 120,000 people of Japanese descent during World War II.

See the Map

historic sites

Many of the War Relocation Authority Camps where people of Japanese ancestry were sent during WWII are now National Historic Landmarks, Monuments, or Sites that can be visited.

They are listed below in alphabetical order by state with links to their websites. Some do not have visitor centers or much of a web presence yet. The best source for general information about Gila River and Poston in Arizona and Jerome in Arkansas is the National Park Service’s “Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of WWII Japanese American Relocation Sites.”

For information about the various other types of WWII assembly, detention, internment, isolation camps or prisons, see “Sites of Incarceration” in the Densho Encyclopedia.


Tule Lake

Granada (Camp Amache)

Minidoka (National Historic Site)


Heart Mountain