Trinity Site to open for the public

Courtesy US Army
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 5:49pm

White Sands Missile Range will open Trinity Site to the public for another open house on April 5. Trinity Site is where the world’s first atomic bomb was tested at 5:29:45 a.m. on July 16, 1945.

At the site visitors can take a quarter-mile walk to ground zero, where a small obelisk marks the exact spot where the bomb was exploded. Historical photos are mounted on the fence surrounding the area.

Due to fiscal constraints within the Department of Defense, WSMR must reduce the frequency of the Trinity Site Open House from twice to only once a year. The site will now only be open annually on the first Saturday in April. The open house is free and no reservations are required.

The open house will be limited to the Ground Zero area.

As stewards of this significant historical site, WSMR officials want to ensure the public continues to have access, but must ensure that fiscal priorities are focused on the Defense test mission.

For further information, contact the WSMR Public Affairs Office at (575) 678-1134.
 

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