Detour to Rosie The Riveter Memorial
The road connecting highway 580 to the Rosie the Riveter memorial is temporarily closed for construction of an underpass. In the meantime, refer to the "Directions" link under "Plan Your Visit" for detour information.
History & Culture
Note: Pages are currently under construction
We are currently working on content to add to the History and Culture section and all sub links within. We apologize for the delay. You may click on the link (below) to see some of our park's collection. You may also visit our "Photos and Multimedia" page to see some of our historic images. Thank you for your patience.
Why Richmond California?
Richmond, California was chosen as the site for this National Historical Park because it has so many surviving sites and structures from the World War II years that can help tell the diverse stories of the home front. These stories include the mobilization of America’s industry and the changes in production techniques; the struggle for women’s and minority rights; the labor movement; the growth of pre-paid medical care; advances in early childhood education and day care; recycling and rationing; major shifts in population; and changes in arts and culture.
Park Museum Collection
Some items from the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front Museum Collection have been scanned or photographed, and are available for viewing on the NPS museum website. Click Here.