• 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.

Things To Do

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Visitor Education Center
Rosie The Riveter Memorial
For Kids

Ranger Programs
Red Oak Victory Ship
For Teachers

Self-Guided Auto Tours
Bay Trail


BEFORE ARRIVING

The National Park Service recommends planning in advance. Please see Things to Know Before You Come!

 
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Visitors and ranger at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center

Visitor Education Center
Welcome to the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center. We are located at 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000, in Richmond, California. There are temporary exhibits, along with movies which show in our theater on a regular schedule. Entry to the visitor center and the movies are free. Please contact us with any questions. For directions, click here.
 
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Visitors and ranger at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center

Ranger Programs
Enjoy free ranger tours of the Rosie the Riveter World War II/ Home Front National Historical Park. Our rangers provide both scheduled bus and Visitor Education Center tours. If you have a large group, please call the visitor center at least a few days in advance to check for available dates. You may also tour the Visitor Education Center on your own, or enjoy our free Auto tour brochure which will guide you around the park sites. Please click the link below for current tour schedules.

Click here for the July 2014 Program Schedule

Click here for the August 2014 Program Schedule


 
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Map of Richmond and Home Front sites

General Map of Home Front Sites in Richmond
Map of Richmond and Home Front Sites
 
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Visitors at the Rosie the Riveter Memorial

Rosie the Riveter Memorial
The Rosie the Riveter Memorial began as a public art project for the City of Richmond in the 1990's. During the creation of the memorial, the National Park Service was invited to participate, and this partnership led to the founding of the National Park in Richmond, California. For directions, click here.

 
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The Red Oak Victory Ship

Photo: Luther Bailey

Visit the Red Oak Victory Ship
The Richmond Museum of History Association is in the process of restoring the last remaining Victory Ship that was created in the Richmond Kaiser Shipyards. You can watch the volunteers at work and explore this important part of American World War II history.

The SS Red Oak Victory continues to be open on all its usual open days, Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday-Sunday, during the reconstruction of the Riggers Loft, which is just to the north of the Red Oak's dock. Because of the congestion created by the reconstruction, the Red Oak will not participate in its normal Home Front Festival Activities, but will be open extended hours on that Saturday from 10 am. until 5 p.m. for docent led tours. The last tour that day will be at 4 p.m. A PASSPORT STAMP STATION is on the Ship. (The ship has a steep gangplank, and is not fully accessible). Ship's phone: (510-237-2933)

Visit the Red Oak Victory Ship