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Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

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This is a small but beautiful memorial...peaceful and educational. Unfortunately, we were never... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
barbandsteve
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Merion Station, Pennsylvania
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A somber reminder of what happened to the local population of Japanese-Americans during WW2. United... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
PetertheJustOkay
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Kyoto, Japan
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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

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

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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!

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Reviewed 10 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.

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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

1  Thank Corihi
Reviewed 23 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

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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.

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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

4  Thank ShortTripAround
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We just stumbled across this memorial and after having visited Manzanar (were many of they people were sent) we felt compelled to make a stop. This is a very well done exhibit, with personal quotes from some of the people taken away and many beautiful...More

2  Thank Stacy F
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Heartwarming tribute to the beautiful Japanese American families who were given only a few days to pack and leave their homes on the island and be ferried far away to interment camps. This outdoor museum is tastefully executed and especially poignant considering today’s political situation....More

2  Thank 994barbarap
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The Exclusion Memorial is a timely reminder about the consequences of bigotry and prejudice. It is a quiet place that invites reflection

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JerseyOrganic
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Response from Flowbleu | Reviewed this property |
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Lucas M
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Response from Leigh S | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any signs prohibiting dogs.
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26 September 2018|
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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
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