Things To Do
Learn About WWII Home Front HistoryWelcome to Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park. The Visitor Education Center is open with educational and interactive exhibits. People of all ages can learn about this important time and place in history and how it impacted our daily lives. This relatively new National Park was established in 2000 and is still under development.
Visitor Education CenterWe are located at 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000, in Richmond, California. We provide interactive and educational exhibits as well as a variety of park films, which show in our theater on a regular schedule. Entry to the visitor center and the films are free. Please contact us with any questions.
Enjoy free ranger programs at the Visitor Education Center. Our rangers provide both scheduled bus and Visitor Education Center tours, as well. 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. When available, please click the link(s) for pdf's of current tour schedules. Visitors who have trouble downloading or reading pdf. documents, may see all of the listed programs through the Calendar search page. Please note that program times and dates are subject to change. You may call the Visitor Education Center for more information: 510-232-5050.
General Map of Home Front Sites in RichmondMap of Richmond and Home Front Sites (Click to download pdf.)
Rosie the Riveter MemorialThe 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.
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 is open Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday-