The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is now offering free public tours of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park facilities at the Hanford Site. Tours will run from April to November, with six days a week available during the summer and holiday weekends.
Hanford was one of the primary Manhattan Project locations during World War II, where over 50,000 people constructed a massive industrial complex to produce plutonium in nuclear reactors.
The park offers two tours: the first visits the B Reactor National Historic Landmark, where visitors can view the world’s first full-scale nuclear production reactor; the second explores the history of the area before the Manhattan Project. Both tours are free, open to all ages, and require registration.
Visitors who would like help scheduling a tour, or have special requests including wheel chair transportation or American Sign Language interpretation, are invited to call (509) 376-1647, or stop by the Manhattan Project National Historical Park visitor center, at 2000 Logston Boulevard in Richland, Washington.
For more information on the planned tour dates for 2023 and to register, please click HERE.