• Jerome-Rohwer Interpretative Museum and Visitors Center - McGehee, Arkansas

      Photo by Kimberly Goza
      Virtually nothing remains of Jerome and Rohwer, two internment camps for Japanese-Americans that operated in Arkansas during World War II. But this visitors' center, only a few miles away from their sites, helps preserve the memories and experiences of those who were imprisoned. Opened in a former train depot in downtown McGehee in 2013, the center is still evolving and developing its collection, yet is already a poignant, well-organized tribute to the men, women and children who courageously endured this ordeal. Among them was five-year-old George Takei, who would grow up to achieve fame as Sulu on Star Trek. See their photographs, view mementos of their internment, and read their accounts in their own words. An informative guide is on hand to answer thoroughly any questions you may have.

      If you go:
      Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 to 5. Free admission. Be sure to take time to read the autobiographical essays written by internee high school students after their arrival.


      100 South Railroad Street
      McGehee, Arkansas 71654 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Interpretative Center
      +1 (870) 222-9168