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.
Installation of New Exhibits: April and May 2014
The visitor center will remain open 7 days a week during this time, however visitors will only be able to access the front desk, the bookstore and the downstairs theater. There will be loud construction noises during this time. More »
Plan Your Visit
The National Park Service recommends planning for your visit. Please see Things to Know Before You Come!
Things To Do!
If you'd like to see a list of some of the things to do while visiting Rosie the Riveter World War II/ Home Front National Historical Park, please click one of the links at the top of this page, or click Things to do.
Welcome to Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park. This relatively new National Park was established in 2000 and is still under development. The park staff is currently working with the City of Richmond, Contra Costa County and other park partners to preserve the historic World War II resources in Richmond. Some historic sites are open to the public, while others are only viewable from the outside.
Our Visitor Center
We recommend that you start your visit at the Visitor Education Center in the Historic Ford Building Complex in Richmond along the waterfront.
Inside the Visitor Center you will find exhibits highlighting both local and the national WWII Home Front history, as well as some museum artifacts from our collection.
Visitor Education Center Address:
The Rosie the Riveter Memorial in Marina Bay Park is fully accessible and open year round, dawn to dusk, as are the other Richmond city parks within the National Park's boundries. The Memorial is located at the intersection of Marina Bay Parkway and Melville Square. Please make note of current detours by clicking on the following link: http://www.nps.gov/rori/planyourvisit/directions.htm
Park Administrative Offices
The park will continue to operate the administrative offices in downtown Richmond. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:00pm. Please call in advance if you wish to make an appointment with park staff. The phone number is 510-232-5050 x0.