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

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Address: 1401 Marina Way S, Suite B, Richmond, CA 94804-3723
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Visit on a Friday!

Interesting museum but the highlight was the presentation by 5 original "Rosies" who are at the museum most Fridays. These ladies are amazing and their presentations were very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DebS1353
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Salem, Virginia
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderfully comprehensive exhibit of women's roles during wartime, I particularly enjoyed the area where you could sit and scroll through the list of women and hear their stories first hand. I would also recommend attending a lecture, ranger activities never disappoint. Great books are available from the visitor center gift shop. I would highly recommend this activity... More 

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Salem, Virginia
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting museum but the highlight was the presentation by 5 original "Rosies" who are at the museum most Fridays. These ladies are amazing and their presentations were very interesting. Each Rosie told her story of how and why she came to the shipyard in Richmond to help with the war effort. The 2 movies the museum shows are also informative... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This park has been on my list for several years. I should have gone when I first heard of it! It is more of a park/memorial than a museum, although the museum aspects are well presented. The scenic views on a clear day are astonishing! I wasn't able to do the whole park as I was on foot but bet... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Very nice National Park and gift shop. Workers were very friendly and informative. Stayed and enjoyed a presentation on clothing during WW2 by Brad, one of the Park Rangers. Purchased a Rosie T for our daughter. Highly recommend stopping to see this wonderful site.

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This is place is smaller than I expected, but they've really made the most of the space available. The history covered here leaves you reeling. Would the country have recovered as quickly from the Great Depression without the war? Where would women (and women's equality) be today without the chance we had during the war to work outside the home?... More 

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Richmond, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This was a delightful informative museum with many graphics and printed displays of personal stories as well as historical accounts. I love serving the pictures of old Richmond and the strong women and men of those days. The area's history is rich and valuable with the fortitude people had back then. They stepped up and bonded together and we're determined... More 

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California
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Even though it's smallish, this museum will keep you busy with exhibits, photos, interactive displays, movies AND a chance on certain days of week to meet some of the original 'Rosies'...By all means do it!

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Illinois
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My wife had learned of this museum and the programs run by the real-life WWII "Rosie's" and during a recent West Coast trip we stopped by. We were privileged to partake in a program given by full-time NPS Ranger Betty Reid Soskin - a delightful, lovely, and immensely wise woman who worked in the shipyard during WWII. I don't want... More 

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Richmond, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great place for kids to run and have picnics. The historic information is quite interesting. Take a stroll out to the point and there is a playground at the end. The breeze is nearly always blowing, and there are sometimes seals and rays in the water. Plenty of seagulls, of course, and often geese and other waterfowl. There is a... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

An amazing story of how a city exploded in area and population to support the WWII effort in the USA. Over 747 Liberty and Victory ships were launched at 3 shipyards in Richmond, CA to support the transport of wartime materials. The museum through excellent displays, short movie features , and even first hand lectures from "Rosie the Riveter" give... More 

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