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Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center
 

Learn About WWII Home Front History


Welcome 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.

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. Please be sure stop by the Visitor Education Center, first, in order to watch our films, learn about local history and pick up a map that will provide guidance to park sites throughout the city of Richmond, California.

 
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Exhibit of WWII housing in the camp sites in Richmond, California.
 
Visitor Education Center
We 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.
 
Ranger Programs
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. Please click the link below 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.

AUGUST PROGRAMS - Click to download (pdf.)

SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS - Click to download (pdf.)
OCTOBER PROGRAMS - Click to download (pdf.)

 
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Cropped image of Richmond map.
 
General Map of Home Front Sites in Richmond
Map of Richmond and Home Front Sites
 
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Image of the Rosie the Riveter Memorial in Marina Bay Park, Richmond, CA.
 
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.

 
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Image of the SS Red Oak Victory Ship 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-Sunday, 10 a.m. - 3 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

 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000
Richmond, CA 94804

Phone:

(510) 232-5050
Main phone line for Visitor Education Center and Directory.

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