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Manhattan Project

National Historical Park - New Mexico

Manhattan Project National Historical Park commemorates the Manhattan Project. The park consists of three units: one in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one in Los Alamos, New Mexico and one in Hanford, Washington.

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https://www.nps.gov/mapr/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Project_National_Historical_Park Manhattan Project National Historical Park commemorates the Manhattan Project. The park consists of three units: one in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one in Los Alamos, New Mexico and one in Hanford, Washington. This site tells the story about the people, events, science, and engineering that led to the creation of the atomic bomb, which helped end World War II. Manhattan Project National Historical Park is located in three states: Washington, New Mexico, and Tennessee. For more information on accessing each of these three units, visit our Directions & Transportation page. Hanford Visitor Center Located in the city of Richland, this is the main visitor contact point for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in the Tri-Cities. You can view our site film, “Hanford Made,” stamp your National Park Service passport, examine exhibits and displays, pick up a junior ranger booklet, and talk with park staff This visitor center is the meeting location for the B Reactor and Pre-War Historic Sites tours offered by the Department of Energy. Take State Highway 240 North. Turn left on Logston Blvd. Building is on the right, with a red roof. Los Alamos Visitor Center At the Los Alamos Visitor Center you can speak with park rangers, tour exhibits about the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, and learn more about where to go in town. Take Central Avenue or 502/Trinity Drive to 20th Street. Oak Ridge Visitor Center The Oak Ridge Visitor Center is located within the Children's Museum of Oak Ridge. Here you are able to speak with National Park Service rangers, watch a short film on the Manhattan Project, and get literature on Manhattan Project-related historic sites throughout Oak Ridge. Children's Museum of Oak Ridge 461 W. Outer Dr. Oak Ridge, TN 37830 (865) 482-1942 Tri-Cities Visitor Center Visit Tri-Cities is the tourism information center for the local area. This is a great place to stop by for helpful trip-planning advice for visiting the park and numerous other attractions in the Tri-Cities. The helpful staff can provide you with itineraries for visits to the Tri-Cities region and suggest entertainment, lodging, and dining options. You may also purchase souvenir items and stamp your national parks passport here. Visit Tri-Cities may be reached at 509-735-8486. Top Secret! a green background with "Top Secret" and atomic diagrams The Manhattan Project was a top-secret project focused on building the world's first atomic weapons. B Reactor Under Construction Black and white photograph of a construction site with scaffolding and workers visible. Constructing the B Reactor, the world's first full scale nuclear reactor, took hard work and ingenuity. Calutron Girls black and white photo of group of women sitting at their individual stations in the Y-12 plant The Calutron Girls operated the arrays, or “racetracks”, at Oak Ridge’s Y-12 Electromagnetic Isotope Separation Plant during the Manhattan Project. Bruggemann Ranch Color photograph of a large field of wild grass with a stone building in the background. The Bruggemann Ranch was a major farm that was forcibly evacuated to create the Hanford Site. International Friendship Bell Ranger facing a large bronze cast bell hanging from an abstract pavilion surrounded by green space The International Friendship Bell in Oak Ridge, Tennessee symbolizes peace and reconciliation between the United States and Japan. Ashley Pond a landscaped pond with fountain in front of snowy mountains and a blue sky with clouds Ashley Pond has been a central part of the Los Alamos community since the days before the Manhattan Project. The Gadget A man stands next to a complicated, spherical device covered in wires Norris Bradbury stands next to the Gadget, the device used in the Trinity Test. Oppenheimer and Groves at Trinity Test Site Two men stand next to a mangled piece of metal equipment in the desert. J. Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. Leslie Groves at the Trinity Test Site. Manhattan Project Science at Los Alamos The secret Manhattan Project site at Los Alamos, New Mexico was instrumental in developing atomic bombs. It was here that research and assembly of these new weapons took place, including the Gadget, the world's first successful atomic bomb test. Six scientists gathered around a large, hanging metal sphere Symbols of Peace in the Secret Cities of the Manhattan Project The three primary Manhattan Project locations all feature unique examples of memorializing the project and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Large bronze bell hanging with text of Hiroshima/Nagasaki on bell White Sands New Mexico: The National Park Service, the US Army and the Atomic Bomb The future of White Sands, and for that matter the nation as a whole, reached a watershed in the spring of 1945. The sequence of events in the Tularosa basin from April to August 1945 created the "atomic age" tensions that bedeviled the monument for the next five decades. Trinity atomic bomb last Victory Gardens at Oak Ridge With the pressing demands of feeding the nation’s fighting forces and the nationwide rationing of canned foods there was a desire and need for people to grow locally. Victory Gardens could be found all over the country during WWII, from the backyards in Oak Ridge to the rooftops in New York City. a man hand plows a home garden on a hillside Harry S Truman’s Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb President Harry S Truman was notified of the successful test of the atomic bomb, what he called “the most terrible bomb in the history of the world.” Thousands of hours of research and development as well as billions of dollars had contributed to its production. This was no theoretical research project. It was created to destroy and kill on a massive scale. As president, it was Harry Truman’s decision if the weapon would be used with the goal to end the war. image of atomic bomb devastation in Japan African-American Involvement in the Manhattan Project Despite the many challenges that African-Americans faced during this point in time in American history, many went on to become prominent citizens; doctors, teachers, principals, city counsel members, leaders within their communities, and some became scientists within the Manhattan Project. 3 african american women hang laundry in front of a house Manhattan Project Science at Hanford The Manhattan Project site at Hanford, Washington was instrumental in developing an atomic bomb. Hanford's plutonium- producing facilities led to the creation of Fat Man, the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945. Black and white aerial photo of large reactor complex showing buildings and stacks The Story of Sadako Sasaki The story of Sadako Sasaki, a young survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. A young Japanese girl wearing all white standing in front of a hospital The Atomic Legacy The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in August, 1945 forever altered global culture. From toys to films, books to classroom safety drills, the legacy of the Manhattan Project continues to influence us to this day. 1954 Godzilla film poster Manhattan Project Science at Oak Ridge The creation of Oak Ridge, Tennessee during the Manhattan Project centered around the need for enriched uranium to develop atomic weapons. Several facilities in Oak Ridge, Y-12, K-25, and S-50, achieved this goal by different, revolutionary means. Black and white aerial photo of S-50. A large complex along a river bend with several smoekstacks The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and August 9, 1945 forever changed the world. Nagasaki destruction, hillside in distance with almost no structures remaining Manhattan Project Site Selection The selection of sites for the Manhattan Project was not made at random. All three primary locations, Hanford, Los Alamos, and Oak Ridge, had to conform to certain parameters in order for the project to be successful. Black and white photo of an earth mover, concrete tubing, and several workers in a muddy field. Top 10 Tips for Visiting Manhattan Project NHP This Summer Tips to make the most out of your visit to Manhattan Project NHP. Before the Bomb: Inclusive Archeology in the Cultural Landscape of the Manhattan Project National Historic Site The site at TA-18 does retain its historic integrity, and although it currently has a much different use at the moment, it ceased operations as a research facility in 2007, and is now opened primarily as a potential interpretive site as part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Site this aerial view, although it focuses on the more modern structures associated with the Manhattan Project, it represents about 1,500 years of continuous human occupation. Aerial view: Site TA-18 - a cluster of buildings, roads, landscape - Los Alamos National Laboratory Hispanic Homesteaders and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory was created to develop the atomic bomb. The government decided on Los Alamos County in New Mexico as a site for the Manhattan Project. Most of the land already belonged to the government as part of the Forest Service, but there was a community of Hispanic homesteaders and other property owners in the area. The homesteaders received less than their Anglo counterparts for their land. In 2005, they received reparations for the unfair treatment. two log buildings in the mountains
Manhattan Project National Historical Park Oak Ridge, Tennessee National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior 2020 Edition Official Visitor Guide Welcome to Manhattan Project National Historical Park. This guide is designed to provide information about how to make the most of your visit to the park. The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge is a great place to start your adventure. There you can speak to a park ranger for information on the latest events and activities. You can pick up our visitor guide and map to help navigate the many historic sites of Oak Ridge. Be sure to stamp your NPS passport book while you’re there. The park provides free year-round ranger-led programs at various locations across the city. Programs include informative talks at the Gatehouse, bike rides around the city, and hikes through the historic district. For more information about upcoming ranger-led programs, call (865)482-1942. Often referred to as “the nation’s storytellers,”National Park Service staff work to bring you the stories that make the Oak Ridge so special. Walk or bike to cemeteries and churches which tell the stories of the farmers and store owners who lived here before the Manhattan Project. Take the bus tour to see Y-12 New Hope Center, X-10 and K-25 Complexes, drive by the original houses and eat lunch at historic Jackson Square to learn about the soldiers, scientists and construction workers who built the “Secret City.” Visit the American Museum of Science and Energy or ring the International Friendship Bell to see what current residents are doing to lead Oak Ridge into the future. Welcome to the Manhattan Project National Historical Park With three sites located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Los Alamos, New Mexico; and Hanford, Washington, this far-reaching park tells the story of the people, events, science, and engineering that led to the creation of the atomic bomb, which helped end World War II. JAPANESE FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER MAMORU SHIGEMITSU SIGNS INSTRUMENT OF SURRENDER ON USS MISSOURI AS GEN. RICHARD K. SUTHERLAND WATCHES, SEPTEMBER 2, 1945. Manhattan Project National Historical Park is unique in another way as the National Park Service is in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge (CMOR) to help tell this powerful story. Together, we look forward to presenting more information about the many people who worked to create the atomic bomb, which helped bring an end to World War II. As you explore the Oak Ridge site, please look for information about the people who were instrumental in the Manhattan Project. Their contributions and efforts to end World War II are thought-provoking and inspirational. It took many people from all walks of life to make this all become an integral part of America’s history. ALLIED PERSONNEL CELEBRATE JAPANESE SURRENDER IN PARIS. Manhattan Project NHP at Oak Ridge is one of three National Park Service sites where the atomic bomb was developed. We encourage you to visit the other Manhattan Project NHP sites in Hanford, Washington; and Los Alamos, New Mexico. In addition to Manhattan Project NHP, there are 12 other National Park Service units located in Tennessee. Each of these special places share a unique story, preserves a part of our collective history, or offers an opportunity to view incredible landscapes. We encourage you to make time to discover these places for yourself. As you “Find Your Park” and discover what these places mean to you, whether it’s the history of the Manhattan Project, or a large natural area like the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, take a moment to think about what makes these places so special. If you have questions, please contact either a park ranger or one of the staff at CMOR. They are there to help you discover the history, significance, and importance of this site. We hope you enjoy your visit and will continue to come back to see the growth and development of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. MANHATTAN PROJECT PIN - (1945-1950). PRESENTED TO INDIVIDUALS WHO WORKED ON THE MANHATTAN PROJECT. BRONZE WAS ISSUED TO INDIVIDUALS WITH UNDER 1 YEAR SERVICE, AND SILVER TO THOSE WITH OVER 1 YEAR OF SERVICE. National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Manhattan Project National Historical Park Mailing Address 461 W. Outer Drive Oak Ridge, TN 37830 E-mail mapr_information@nps.gov Park Visitor Desk (865) 482-1942 STAY CONNECTED WITH US Follow us on Twitter @MnhtnProjectNPS Like us on Facebook as ManhattanProjectNPS Follow us on Instagram as ManhattanProjectNPS Subscribe to our YouTube channel Manhattan Project National Historical Park The National Park Service cares for the special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. Lost & Found Report any lost items to rangers at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge located at 461 W. Outer Drive, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Found items should be turned in at this location as well. The 75th Anniversary of V-J Day The Ye

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