For more than a decade, the Department of the Interior and the Department of Energy have collaborated to create a new national park that chronicles the stories of people, events, science, and engineering behind the Manhattan Project.
With the hope of developing technology that would end World War II, the U.S. government organized this unprecedented top-secret project to produce the world’s first atomic weapons. For years, tens of thousands of people worked in facilities located in three cities: Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Hanford, Washington; and Los Alamos, New Mexico.
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park consists of these three locations in an effort to preserve the sites, facilities, equipment, and artifacts associated with this classified mission that changed the world forever. Read more.