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“More locals need to visit!”

Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
California
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“More locals need to visit!”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

The park service has done an excellent job here. No only is there the expected homage to Rosie the Riveter and WWII, local Richmond history is highlighted.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Chepstow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“We had no idea....”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We were driving around the big loop of the San Francisco bay when we saw the sign for the Rosie the Riveter visitors center and pulled in.
What a complete and total treat this was. Furthermore it turned out that my gf's grandmother worked on the very same site during the war.
This while only a small part of not just a national war effort - but is connected very much to a global one which I very much understand being a Brit.

A real part of modern history and very much worth a visit

Visited January 2013
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Santa Rosa, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rosie the Riveter good for all ages”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The display, located in an unassuming park in the East Bay, presents the story of many unsung heroines in WW II. Seniors who remember as well as their grandchildren, will get a view of a special part of the special role women played in the war efforts.
Be sure to also drive over to the visitors' center. Sometimes docents are around on weekends to elaborate on the stories.

Visited June 2013
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Richmond, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Real Live Rosies”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

THE ADDRESS ABOVE IS FOR THE MEMORIAL. The Visitor's Center is at 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA 94804. Off the freeway you will go through a light industrial area to reach the Visitor's Center. And that's because it's located in the heart of Kaiser's WWII shipbuilding yards, and next door to the Ford Assembly Building which assembled & outfitted tanks & jeeps during the war! Watch for the gatehouse at the No. end of the Assembly Bldg. (really long, yellow brick two storied bldg. with A LOT of windows. The folks at the guardhouse will point you in the right direction. You won't believe the view of the Bay - the VC sits right on the waterfront! And there are a couple of good restaurants nearby: Assemble, & Salute e Vita. Oh yeah, on Friday mornings there are several ladies in attendance who really worked in the Richmond Shipyards during the war! They are GREAT to visit with!

Visited August 2013
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Bay Area
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“WWII history lesson on the bay”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

The National Park Service has met its usual high standards in compiling exhibits for the Rosie the Riveter museum in Richmond. Right on the water with sweeping views of San Francisco, you can see and learn how tanks and ships were made for the war effort. Insightful films and compelling exhibits about life during the war in a town that boomed for the war effort.

Safe location in Richmond.

Visited August 2013
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