Ranger in Your Pocket

Ranger in Your Pocket

Welcome to "Ranger in Your Pocket," with virtual tours of Manhattan Project sites! Each tour features audio/visual vignettes drawn from interviews with Manhattan Project veterans and their families. Use your smartphone or tablet to take a self-guided tour while visiting Hanford's B Reactor or Bathtub Row at Los Alamos, or take a tour from the comfort of your home. We are grateful to the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Crystal Trust, the City of Richland, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Kerr Foundation, the Los Alamos Historical Society, and the Institute of Electrical And Electronics Engineers for their support.
Active Tours

Hanford Tours

The control room of the B Reactor

This program provides information about the science, engineering, and technology of Hanford's B Reactor.

B Reactor

Take a tour of Hanford's B Reactor, the world's first full-scale plutonium production reactor.

Ferry captain at Hanford, 1938

In the 19th and early 20th century, Hanford, WA was home to Native American tribes and frontier farmers. 

The majestic Columbia River

Learn about life at Hanford. Workers and their families who relocated to Hanford for Manhattan Project work found a dusty desert, but also built a vibrant and close-knit community.

New Mexico Tours

Los Alamos, NM was the site of the Manhattan Project weapons laboratory. This tour features several important Manhattan Project sites, including Fuller Lodge and historic homes on Bathtub Row. This is the first installment of programs on Los Alamos funded by initial seed money. We hope to expand and enhance the Los Alamos tours once additional funds are available.

Manhattan Project Themes

Norris Bradbury with the "Gadget" on top of the Trinity test tower

This tour highlights some of the most amazing innovations to come out of the Manhattan Project, including radiation detection instruments, plutonium production methods, and much more.

Coming Soon

Manhattan Project Sites & Themes

Calutron girls at Oak Ridge's Y-12 Plant

This tour will travel to the uranium enrichment factories and the pilot plutonium production reactor plant. In addition, the tour will cover "life in the secret city."

Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs

This tour will focus on spies during the Manhattan Project and the Alsos Mission in Europe, in which soldiers and scientists raced to determine how far Nazi Germany was in its quest for the bomb.

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