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“Richmond's WW2 history on display”

Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Situated in the Marina Bay section of Richmond, California, the historical park includes a small museum that is very informative.
(www.rosietheriveter.org/). I've been a resident of Richmond for over 30 years and lived for a time in Atchison Village, which was built for shipyard workers during World War II, and then became a housing co-op, so have met many old-timers who were involved in the Kaiser Shipyards shipbuilding. The museum ties all the loose ends together and brings Richmond's wartime accomplishments to light. It's not a fancy place, or a large one, but it's packed with history and helpful guides.

Thank Rita G
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Visitor's Center is very new and its a good place to start to get an understanding of the role the Rosies played during WWII. The rangers and the docents will help you map out a walking tour or let you know when and where a docent led tour will take place. The Center is located near the Craneway Building and is a great place to begin your visit.

Thank Lucyck
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We just visited the Rosie the Riveter NHP this week while in San Francisco; what a fantastic resource! While I could object to a few interpretations of historical events in the memorial or the exhibits (the WWII U.S. propaganda posters are great), the visitor center and the memorial itself are as high quality as exhibits on the National Mall. The park staff were very friendly, and helped us select from among the several things available to visit(most of them you can only "see", not really visit). After perusing all the exhibits at the center, we walked down to the memorial. Super clever design of the memorial (the skeleton of the hull of a ship, with pictures at one end and quotations from women who worked on the home front carved into the walkway), with a lovely, short walk to get there. The next time I'm in the SF area, I'm going to drop by and see Rosie again.

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

The Park honors the women who took over while the men went off to war in WW2 and learned how to build ships and all other factory type jobs that were mainly done by men up till then. Built on the site of where the famous Liberty Ships were built to provide Cargo ships for the Navy. An excellnet park with a great view of San Francisco and the Bay.

2  Thank Dave B
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

This place is loaded with history, has displays, films of WWII Richmond, the Japanese Flower Industry in Richmond prior to WWII, and the Port Chicago disaster. Rangers and docents are available for more information. Open every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. There are 32 miles of hiking and biking trails along the shore line, historical markers line the trail. The Craneway in the restored Ford building is a huge facility that can be rented by large groups. It is the center for the annual Home Town Festival every year in October. Fantastic views of Marin, San Francisco, and the bridges. One of the 747 ships built in Richmond, the Red Oak Victory, is docked close by and has tours available.

1  Thank Bertha1911
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