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

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Address: Melville Square and Esplanade Drive, Richmond, CA 94804
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+1 510-232-5050
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Must see and know our area's history

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Marcy P
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Richmond, California
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Richmond, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank MarkSS1
Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is a cool gem that so many people don't know about. It's a small WW2 museum that has women who worked in the shipping yards during the war years. They are wonderful women who love sharing their stories, and have many different perspectives. They talk about living in San Fransisco and taking the bus over every day, or having... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

An amazing and inspiring piece of landscape architecture that pays tribute a beautiful part of American history. Quotes etched in sidewalk pathways, photos printed on metal sidings, a bow that goes over the bay. We revisit it often.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Lots of interesting info packed into a small place. And the setting is stunning! I suggest a stroll through the sites and then lunch at Assemble. A very nice afternoon indeed!

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Columbus, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The four Kaiser shipyards in Richmond produced 747 vessels, mainly Liberty and Victory cargo ships, for the war effort in the 40s - they were somewhat revolutionary in terms of applying prefabrication and assembly line techniques to mass produce cargo ships faster than the Axis powers could sink them. They were co-located with the large Ford Assembly Plant already on... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

While the video was educational and the exhibits well done, the best part of the museum is meeting real life Rosies who can tell you their stories and what it was like during this period. Spend an hour or two here and enjoy stories from the source. Mary Torres was endearing and spunky! Loved her!

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