The Manhattan Project National Park consists of 3 cities; Oak Ridge, TN-Los Alamos, NM- Hanford, WA. The National Park is designed to educate the public and interpret what some have called “the single most significant event of the 20th century,” the development of the atomic bomb and introduction of the Nuclear Age.
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park consists of three sites located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Los Alamos, New Mexico; and Hanford, Washington. Newly opened in 2015, this historic park features sites, facilities, equipment, and artifacts associated with an unprecedented top-secret government program known as the Manhattan Project. The project enabled the U.S. to develop the atomic weapons that brought an end to World War II. The legacy of the Manhattan Project is seen in many areas such as space travel, nuclear medicine, and energy production to name a few. The Manhattan Project National Historical Park tells the stories of people, events, science, and engineering that changed the world.