Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, Richmond

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Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park is a United States national historical park located in Richmond, California, near San Francisco. The park preserves and interprets the legacy of the United States home front during World War II, including the Kaiser Richmond Shipyards, the Victory ship SS Red Oak Victory, a tank factory, housing developments and other facilities built to support America's entry into World War II. In particular, the role of women and African-Americans in war industries is explored and honored.

The park is a "partnership park", meaning that no land or buildings are actually owned by the National Park Service, which only administers the park. This relatively new National Park was established in 2000 and is still under development. Bus tours of the park began in 2007.
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  • Nice little museum with lots of information. Very well put together displays with lots of stuff to read. Made us very appreciative of all the hard work that women put into the war effort. The museum.....  more »
  • We crossed the Bay Bridge a number of times during our seven-day stay in the Oakland area and noticed the sign to the Rosie the Riveter Historical Park. We had extra time one afternoon, and decided.....  more »
  • Rosie the riveter National historic Park is one of the jewels of the San Francisco Bay Area. This is a must-see for locals and tourists alike. I daresay most San Francisco Bay Area natives don't know....  more »

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