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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 3 weeks ago

The memorial is a locally conceived and constructed tableau that winds down the hill toward the old harbor from where the detainees departed. It is a bucolic outdoor setting that doesnt take more than a half-hour or so to traverse. My visit here prompted a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This memorial was beautifully done, sharing the history of Japanese Americans on Bainbridge Island during the war. A must see historical visit with wonderful art and descriptions along the walk.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Erin A
Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

Although a little off the beaten path of main tourism in Bainbridge, this was quite a poignant stop. The place is so well done and moving that I’m really glad we stopped. We both had tears and left feeling emotional. Especially during these days of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

We got a recommendation about spending a day at this island from the tourist information center at pike place market. It was a hidden gem discovered. The ferry takes about 30 minutes and there is a regular service. Once you get down you need to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sharad m
Reviewed April 14, 2019

Wow. Such an unbelievable memorial to a marred chapter in our U.S. story. This is a must see for all people in order to "Let it Not Happen Again." Take the time to read and say the names of each person whose life and legacy...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Doug B
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

So important to understand, so well done and still more to come. A quick visit but so special to experience ..... highly recommend and not miss if on the island

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Steven A
Reviewed April 1, 2019

A very good history lesson in a lovely setting. Well worth the time to visit. No fee. So important that we remember and never repeat actions such as these. The people of Bainbridge are to be commended for their support of their Japanese American citizens...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank zfilly
Reviewed March 29, 2019

Visited here during a visit to Bainbridge Island - requires transportation by auto as on the opposite side of harbor from the ferry landing. As a Japanese-American, I found it touching and moving. The plaques with the names of each of the individuals interned brings...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

This memorial is a reminder for all who have lived through or know about the internment of the Japanese Americans who lived on Bainbridge Island (and nationwide) during WW2, and what they went through during that horrible time. The people of Bainbridge Island rallied together...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

The memorial is poignant and features carvings of the Bainbridge Island people of Japanese origin who were interned during the Second World War. Many of the Japanese residents of Bainbridge Island had strawberry farms and were a part of the community living side by side,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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