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Address: 1337 Canal Blvd, Richmond, CA 94804-3555
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History Buffs Delight!

This is an amazing old ship mostly refurbished as it was in its heyday & magically you step back in time. Very informative docents who impart the specifications & history of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Marcy P
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Richmond, California
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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by the Red Oak after visiting the Rosie the Riveter Historical Park nearby. When I asked the woman at Rosie whether or not the ship was worth visiting, I should have been tipped off by the first part of her reply: "Well, I visited it as part of my job here...but yes, I think so." It's $10 per... More 

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Richmond, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing old ship mostly refurbished as it was in its heyday & magically you step back in time. Very informative docents who impart the specifications & history of the ship. There is a gift shop below deck with memorabilia & books, the bridge is awesome & the sea views are beautiful. They used to offer extra curricular... More 

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Point Richmond, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

In addition to the great tour and friendly people volunteering on the Red Oak there are World War II themed movies at different times of the year. Such fun, but bring your own pillow. The Red Oak also has pancake breakfasts on Sundays during the unrainy season. Check for times and dates for both.

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Having visited the Lane Victory in Long Beach, it was interesting to compare her to the Red Oak Victory here in Richmond. The Lane Victory is pretty much fully restored and in great condition - the Red Oak is, by comparison, a work in progress. She's a little rough around the edges, but still a fascinating piece of U.S. maritime... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We took a tour and it's fascinating, lots of history after WWII too. The Red Oak has a beautiful view. Be sure to see the Captain's room. Some Sundays in the summer there are pancake breakfasts, also there are movie nights. Worth a visit.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I visited the U.S.S. Red Oak with a group of teachers while studying the effects of WWII on the homefront. The man who gave our tour was very knowledgeable about the ship although he never served on a ship himself. He really did his homework. I enjoyed seeing all of the renovations, and it sounds like there are many more... More 

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San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

We spent an enjoyable hour doing the self guided tour as part of a longer day seeing the ww2 sites in Richmond.

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Thank neildean
Richmond
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Highlights for this guided or self guided tour are the galley with its working original diesel grill and ovens, the radio room which still is operating. Take the guided tour for $5 more and hear lots of stories about this ship built in 1944 and a view of the wonderful engine room. It is being moved to another slip shortly... More 

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Berkeley, California
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78 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is the only surviving ship of the 747 that were built in Kaiser's Richmond shipyards during the war. It was launched in 1944, and decommissioned and mothballed in 1946 after the end of the war. She was re-commissioned between 1947 and 1968, and worked as a cargo carrier in the Vietnam and Korean conflicts. Then, in 1968 she was... More 

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Minden, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

My husband loves this kinda thing and he had so much fun walking around the ship and talking with the volunteers. We did the self guided tour--took about 1hr--and I was the reader while he looked. I thought it was cool that we could get so far down onto the dock. You can drive right up to the ship. Don't... More 

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