Life in Richland: Hanford Workers and Their Families

July 27, 9:00am

Uptown Theatre

1300 Jadwin Ave
Richland, WA 99354

  • Admission: Free
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Contact: Manhattan Project National Historical Park
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Join a Manhattan Project National Historical Park ranger on a free 2.5-mile (4 km) guided walk around the neighborhoods near the Uptown Shopping Center in Richland, WA. Learn about daily life in Richland and the homes, shopping districts, and green spaces built for Manhattan Project workers and their families during World War II. The design of the town reflected the need to create a livable community for some of the thousands of workers required for the top-secret plutonium production work at Hanford.

Meet in front of the Uptown Theatre in the Uptown Shopping Center. Expect to walk about 2.5 miles (4 km) and be aware we will be crossing busy roads. The route is mostly flat with several gentle inclines on sidewalks or paved surfaces. The route includes narrow sidewalks and areas without accessible curbs. This walking tour may not be suitable for individuals who use mobility assistance devices such as scooters or walkers. There are no public restrooms on the route. No advanced reservations required. Groups are welcome. If your group is larger than 15, please contact us in advance of the program.