• 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.

Plan Your Visit

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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.

Rosie the Riveter World War II / Home Front National Historical Park
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.
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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:
1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000. Richmond, CA 94804.

Hours Of Operation:
The hours of the Visitor Center are 10:00am to 5:00pm, year round. Enjoy the new park orientation film, exhibits about the WWII Home Front.

Closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 27th, 2014), Christmas Day (December 25th, 2014), and New Year's Day (January 1, 2015).

Rosie The Riveter Memorial
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.