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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
Phone Number: +1 510-232-5050
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Inspiring!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Museum interesting. MUST go on a day Betty Reid Suskin is lecturing at 2pm. Tickets given out at 1. Get there early (noonish) to get in line if crowded. Google her. She's 95, so go soon. Leave time before to visit the ship--about a 15 minute drive. If want to tour ship, has to be before lecture for tour--closed after.

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Danville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Rosie The Riveter Museum located in a small building behind the historic Ford Motor Plant building at 1414 Harbor Way South in Richmond, CA is a California National Park worth visiting. It has an extensive display of memorabilia, signage and video/movie footage depicting the awesome drive of Americans to all unite as a team to work and/or donate as... More 

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Santa Cruz, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Read on TripAdvisor that this museum was hard to find...it is very hard to find, poor signage. Look for the remodeled Ford Motor plant. Look for Richmond Port signs. Once you get there it is amazing. This state park is very new. There is so much to see. Downstairs there are movies that run explaining how we got involved in... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This National Historic Park pays tribute to those men and women who built Victory and Liberty ships at a record pace to supply the Navy during WWII. As the name implies, exhibits promote Rosie The Riveter (i.e. women welders), although the overall focus is on the men and women who came from depression-ravaged areas to perform all of the tasks... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This museum goes way beyond the construction of ships during WWII. It helped me understand more about the bay area, worker's rights, women's rights, migration within the US, etc. Well worth it even if you don't care about ship factories. You absolutely have to go to Betty Reid Soskin's talk!

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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a great reminder of the importance of women during WWII. It is a little out of the way of the other tourist spots in the area. We were very disappointed that the Victory ship was closed for renovations, so were not able to tour it.

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