Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial — Visitor Information
Located at Pritchard Park
4192 Eagle Harbor Drive
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Pritchard Park is open during daylight hours.
The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial is a unit of the National Park Service Minidoka National Historic Site. During the summer the site is staffed by a NPS Ranger on weekends. You are also welcome to enjoy the memorial at your own pace and leisure. Wayside markers provide background narrative, or visit the Bainbridge Historical Museum for additional exhibits and films on the history of Japanese Americans on Bainbridge Island.
Special arrangements can be made for a guided tour of the site for groups with interests and purposes that align with the BIJAC mission. Our small group of volunteers partners with the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum (BIHM) to conduct these tours. Facilitated Group Tours or School Group visits must be scheduled three weeks or more in advance, include no more than 24 participants, and be booked for a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
The cost for a facilitated Group Tour or School Group visit to the BIHM is $4 per participant. For tours that extend to the Exclusion Memorial or other historical sites* on Bainbridge Island, the cost is an additional $3 per participant per venue.
When you are ready to book your facilitated group tour, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. Name of organizer
2. Contact email address
3. Full postal address
4. Contact phone number
5. Number of participants
6. Age (range) of participants
7. Requested visit Date
8. Requested Time
9. Over-sized vehicle parking and/or other special accommodation needs
10. Requests/Type of visit
Please note that it may take up to 3 days for our response due to staff schedules and availability.
* Other popular, relevant historical sites of interest include Bainbridge Gardens, Town and Country Market, Suyematsu Farm, Haiku no Niwa. If planning to visit these sites on your own, please check websites for hours and information.
Transportation to BIJAEM, or around the Island, can be arranged with 2 hour advance notice by contacting BI RIDE at 1-844-424-7433, or, contact Tour Bainbridge to learn about Island tours that include a stop at the Exclusion Memorial (code 'HISTORY' for a discount).
Directions to Memorial (PDF)
Photographs donated by Curtis Suyematsu of Reflections Photography LLC.