The Manhattan Project National Historical Park
What to see and experience in Los Alamos today
Bradbury Science Museum
- Little Boy and Fat Man (pdf)
- Manhattan Project timeline (pdf)
- People who worked & lived here
- Objects and artifacts
- A New Look at Trinitite (pdf)
Tour the downtown historic district
- Fuller Lodge
- Bathtub Row
- Ashley Pond
- Downtown Sites Walking Tour Map (pdf)
Manhattan Project app available NOW!
Los Alamos: Secret City of the Manhattan Project
After months of work by many, many people, the interactive “Los Alamos: Secret City of the Manhattan Project” is now available. The app is currently downloadable on Apple products, but an android version will be out shortly. To start your confidential journey, click here.
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How the Park came to be
Three locations comprise the park:
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park legislation references 17 sites at Los Alamos National Laboratory, as well as 13 sites in downtown Los Alamos.
The National Defense Authorization Act, signed by President Obama, authorized creation of the Park. This legislation stated the purpose of the park: “to improve the understanding of the Manhattan Project and the legacy of the Manhattan Project through interpretation of the historic resources.” On November 10, 2015, a Memorandum of Agreement signed by the Secretary of the interior and the Secretary of the Department of Energy made the park a reality.
The U.S. Congress directed the National Park Service and the Department of Energy to determine the significance, the suitability, and feasibility of including signature facilities in a national historical park.