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SS Red Oak Victory

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1337 Canal Blvd, Richmond, CA 94804-3555
+1 510-237-2933
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Last Ship Around

This was a very interesting and historical refurbishing of a victory ship in California. There was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fran G
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Redwood City, California
Such an Interesting Ship and History - great tour!

We took the docent led tour and it was fascinating to hear and learn about the ship and the... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2017
BlueskiesCA
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California
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1337 Canal Blvd, Richmond, CA 94804-3555
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very interesting and historical refurbishing of a victory ship in California. There was dinner, dancing and fireworks for the 4th of July. The docent tours were very informative given by volunteers. The docent giving our tour showed us his cabin where he...More

Thank Fran G
Reviewed June 16, 2017

We took the docent led tour and it was fascinating to hear and learn about the ship and the docent's experiences. It made the history "real." The engine room was great and we liked the discussion with the radio/morse code operator. Fascinating to learn how...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

We went to the Red Oak Victory after Rosie the Riveter National Park, and found it both interesting and frustrating. They've tried to do a lot with a little, making the ship accessible but also denying entry into many of the most interesting areas. It...More

Thank mrliterature
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Gorgeous waterfront spot on the edge of San Francisco Bay in Richmond's historic Shipyards District. You can drive or bicycle: the WWII ship is at the very end of Canal Blvd. The Bay Trail runs next to the ship. More sights at this location, including...More

1  Thank Margaret D
Reviewed February 24, 2017

We stopped by the Red Oak after visiting the Rosie the Riveter Historical Park nearby. When I asked the woman at Rosie whether or not the ship was worth visiting, I should have been tipped off by the first part of her reply: "Well, I...More

1  Thank Bfarly
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing old ship mostly refurbished as it was in its heyday & magically you step back in time. Very informative docents who impart the specifications & history of the ship. There is a gift shop below deck with memorabilia & books, the...More

1  Thank Marcy P
Reviewed February 6, 2017

In addition to the great tour and friendly people volunteering on the Red Oak there are World War II themed movies at different times of the year. Such fun, but bring your own pillow. The Red Oak also has pancake breakfasts on Sundays during the...More

1  Thank LovelyLMP
Reviewed November 13, 2016

Having visited the Lane Victory in Long Beach, it was interesting to compare her to the Red Oak Victory here in Richmond. The Lane Victory is pretty much fully restored and in great condition - the Red Oak is, by comparison, a work in progress....More

Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We took a tour and it's fascinating, lots of history after WWII too. The Red Oak has a beautiful view. Be sure to see the Captain's room. Some Sundays in the summer there are pancake breakfasts, also there are movie nights. Worth a visit.

Thank nwebb
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

I visited the U.S.S. Red Oak with a group of teachers while studying the effects of WWII on the homefront. The man who gave our tour was very knowledgeable about the ship although he never served on a ship himself. He really did his homework....More

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