Explore and honor the efforts and sacrifices of American civilians on the World War II home front. Find out how they lived, worked and got along. Many faces, many stories, many truths weave a complex tapestry of myths and realities from this time of opportunity and loss.
United We Can Win!
Visitor Education Center
The Visitor Education Center is located on the waterfront in Richmond, California. Click to find more information about visiting our site.
The Visitor Education Center hours and operations can be found here.
Directions and Maps
Need directions to the Visitor Education Center or other areas of interest from the Home Front?
Ranger and Docent Programs
We have a selection of monthly programs that are offered by rangers and docents at the Visitor Education Center, and around Richmond.
Third Thursday Film Series
Join us on the SS Red Oak Victory Ship for Third Thursday Films. Click for Spring schedule.
Blossoms and Thorns
A powerful documentary film by Ken Kokka, about the WWII experiences of Japanese American Flower Growers in Richmond, California.
History and Culture
Looking to learn more about the WWII Home Front? Start by clicking here.
Education Opportunities For Your Class
Arrange to have your students visit us for an interactive and educational program.
On most Fridays, you can visit with real Home Front workers from WWII. Please call the Visitor Education Center for schedule.
SS Red Oak Victory Ship
Visit the SS Red Oak Victory Ship, which is docked in the Richmond Shipyard.
Rosie the Riveter Memorial
Visit the Rosie the Riveter Memorial. Click for more information.
Places To Go
The Richmond Home Front provides a number of historic places to drive by, view or visit. Click here for a list of points of interest.
WWII Home Front Story Submissions
We are committed to collecting a wide range of stories that relate to the American Home Front. Click for more information.
Last updated: January 18, 2018