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Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

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“during wwii”(19 reviews)
A unique National Historic Site inspired to represent the waves of time passing, the sinuous, curving Memorial Wall is built on the historic Eagledale Ferry dock landing site where the first of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans - two/thirds of...more
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4192 Eagle Harbor Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Knowing history is the best preventive to repeating its mistakes. This is a beautiful serene place and tells a story every American needs to know. More hopeful than sad because some Islanders tending farms and returned them to their rightful owners when the war was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

FDR signed Executive Order 9066 on 2/22/1942, which allowed residents and citizens with Japanese ancestry to be removed from their homes and placed into internment camps. Bainbridge Island was the first place on the West Coast where this happened, according to the Seattle Times. This...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

hate to give any negative review given the historical significance of this place but there is nothing to do here really. it took us more than 30 mins to get here from the ferry terminal (via the kitsap bus) but you can finish the memorial...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

This is a small but beautiful memorial...peaceful and educational. Unfortunately, we were never taught this terrible chapter in our history, and this is a great place to get a feel for what happened. It totally humanizes the innocent victims of our stupidity. We were moved...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

A somber reminder of what happened to the local population of Japanese-Americans during WW2. United we stand!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

This was an amazingly beautiful memorial. The surroundings are serene and give a perfect background to the community members of Bainbridge who were taken from their homes during the war.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The Japanese American Exclusion Memorial on Bainbridge Island is a “must-see” if you’re in the Seattle area. The memorial honors all 276 Japanese residents of Bainbridge Island who were exiled from their homes following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. 227 men, women and children were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Corihi
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

A beautiful tribute to a horrifying part of our history. Well done. Take a moment to read the individual names, and ages. It is heartbreaking. Such a testament to the support that these families had from their neighbors, they were overwhelmingly welcomed home after that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LindaJSN
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This small, quiet and peaceful memorial is beautifully done. Using the names of each of the people, and arranging them by family brings home the trauma and damage done to them, their community and America. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dewitthouse
Reviewed 24 July 2018

There are so many places that you should remember and take the opportunity to experience if you are around. It's free and it's something you will remember forever especially if you visit it with someone who is familiar with the history of the Bainbridge Japanese...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Leigh S | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any signs prohibiting dogs.
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Response from TravelingBubba | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so.... The gov't wasn't sure who might be a threat in time of war, so some people were asked to move elsewhere for a while. But they came back after the war was over