• Two women defense workers, and the Red Oak Victory Ship in Richmond, California. Design: Luther Bailey

    Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front

    National Historical Park California

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  • 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.

Management

PARK PURPOSE

Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, located in the wartime boomtown of Richmond, California, preserves and interprets the sites, structures, areas, oral histories, and artifacts associated with the industrial, governmental, and citizen efforts that lead to victory in World War II.

PARK SIGNIFICANCE

  • Preserves an outstanding collection of World War II home front sites, structures and landscapes.
  • Is the place in the national park system dedicated to collecting, preserving and making accessible to visitors the oral histories, stories and artifacts of the World War II home front.
  • Provides a place in the national park system where visitors link to sites across the country for the purpose of exploring the social and community issues and events that emerged on the American home front during World War II.