Minidoka National Historic Site, Near Bainbridge Island, Washington
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Visitor Center does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
The Beginning of a National Injustice: On March 30, 1942, 227 Americans of Japanese ancestry living on Bainbridge Island were forced to assemble at the Eagledale Ferry Dock. These island residents, most of them United States citizens, were guided by soldiers with rifles and bayonets onto a ferry to leave their home island. These Bainbridge Island residents were the very first of the over 110,000 Japanese Americans forced from their homes and imprisoned during World War II.