Camp Amache National Historical Landmark
Pick up a map and brochure at Granada City Hall before starting your self-guided driving tour of Camp Amache, a WWII internment camp that imprisoned 7,500 Americans of Japanese descent. Drive through one square mile of concrete foundations where signs identify the locations of dirt-floored barracks and other communal buildings that served as mess hall, hospital, schools, theater and fire department. Walk through the cemetery in the far corner and contemplate the tragedy that President Reagan called a grave injustice and “a failure of political leadership.”
Granada, CO 81041
Hours of Operation
The Camp is always open. Granada City Hall is open weekdays from 7:30am – noon and 1pm – 4:30pm. The Amache Museum, which is dedicated to the interpretation of the camp and houses many artifacts, photographs, and related documents, is open by appointment through City Hall.
From Lamar travel east on Hwy 50 towards Granada. Follow the directional signs along Hwy 50 and turn south on County Road 23.5. The road dead ends into the camp. From Granada travel west on Hwy 50 approximately one mile to County Road 23.5 turn south, the camp is one half mile south. The cemetery is located at the far southwest corner of the site. Granada City Hall where visitors can pick up a map and brochure is located at 105 S. Main Street. Exit Hwy 385 (Main Street) heading south from Hwy 50 to reach city hall.
National Historic Landmark
National Register Individual Listing
Granada City Hall phone number is 719-734-5411. Visit the Amache Museum located in the former city hall in downtown Granada, at the SW corner of East Goff(US Hwy 50) and Irvin. (Please call the City in advance to make an appointment.)