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SS Red Oak Victory

1337 Canal Blvd, Richmond, CA 94804-3555
+1 510-237-2933
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Hidden Gem

We we're walking along the Bay and came upon the the SS Red Oak. We paid for a docent tour and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bob E
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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First leave, last return, still serve

It was a quite interesting experience to visit Red Oak Victory. I learned the history about this... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
h2xu
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San Francisco, California
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1337 Canal Blvd, Richmond, CA 94804-3555
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1337 Canal Blvd, Richmond, CA 94804-3555
+1 510-237-2933
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We we're walking along the Bay and came upon the the SS Red Oak. We paid for a docent tour and everyone enjoyed the experience. Walking the same hallways as the sailors of WWII and seeing where they ate and slept was very interesting. The...More

Thank Bob E
Reviewed 11 September 2017

It was a quite interesting experience to visit Red Oak Victory. I learned the history about this ship and some about WW 2. It was a very friendly environment. It had singing and dancing entertaining. There was beautiful view about the Bay. Suggest you to...More

Thank h2xu
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This was a very interesting and historical refurbishing of a victory ship in California. There was dinner, dancing and fireworks for the 4th of July. The docent tours were very informative given by volunteers. The docent giving our tour showed us his cabin where he...More

Thank Fran G
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We took the docent led tour and it was fascinating to hear and learn about the ship and the docent's experiences. It made the history "real." The engine room was great and we liked the discussion with the radio/morse code operator. Fascinating to learn how...More

Thank BlueskiesCA
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We went to the Red Oak Victory after Rosie the Riveter National Park, and found it both interesting and frustrating. They've tried to do a lot with a little, making the ship accessible but also denying entry into many of the most interesting areas. It...More

Thank mrliterature
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Gorgeous waterfront spot on the edge of San Francisco Bay in Richmond's historic Shipyards District. You can drive or bicycle: the WWII ship is at the very end of Canal Blvd. The Bay Trail runs next to the ship. More sights at this location, including...More

1  Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Bfarly
Reviewed 22 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank Marcy P
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...More

1  Thank LovelyLMP
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....More

Thank interceptpubs
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