Honoring Home Front Heroes: Stories of Resilience and Unity

Celebrate and honor the contributions and sacrifices of American civilians on the WWII home front. Discover how diverse communities lived, worked, and interacted. Many faces, many stories, many truths, weave a rich tapestry of experiences from this era of opportunity and loss.

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Start at the Visitor Education Center!

The Visitor Education Center is located on the waterfront in Richmond, California. Click to find more information about visiting our site.

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Operating Hours

The Visitor Education Center hours and operations can be found here.

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Directions and Maps

Need directions to the Visitor Education Center or other areas of interest from the Home Front?

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Self-Guided App Tours - Richmond

Want to explore the WWII Home Front sites of Richmond? Use the official NPS app for GPS and audio programs.

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Pre-Visit Audio Programs

Curious about the park and WWII history? Discover more with our complimentary audio programs, designed to enrich your experience before you

History and Culture
History and Culture

Looking to learn more about the WWII Home Front? Start by clicking here.

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Park Sites Beyond the Visitor Center

The Richmond Home Front provides a number of historic places to drive by, view or visit. Click the image for points of interest.

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Who Was Rosie the Riveter?

Learn More about the Iconic Symbol of Empowerment.

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SS Red Oak Victory Ship

Visit the SS Red Oak Victory Ship, which is docked in the Richmond Shipyard.

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The Rosie the Riveter Memorial

Visit the Rosie the Riveter Memorial. Click for more information.

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Education Opportunities For Your Class

Arrange to have your students visit us for an interactive and educational program.

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Betty Reid Soskin

Learn More about Betty Reid Soskin

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Rosie Fridays

On most Fridays, you can visit with real Home Front workers from WWII. Please call the Visitor Education Center for schedule.

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Park Information: Language Translations

We hope to provide some helpful information in your language.

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000
Richmond, CA 94804


510 232-5050

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