We highly suggest a visit to the Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park.
Our visit wasn’t planned and ended up being a highlight of our trip. We were driving down the freeway and saw the signs saying the park was on the next exit. We quickly pulled off and headed out to find the park. We were not sure what we would find but we were so glad we stopped.
The Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park has some of the best interpretive displays we have seen in any National Park. The educational center is set up so it is great for all ages. You can see what it is like to use a riveter machine, watch some quick movies and read up on the history of Rosie the Riveter.
Going into the park we honestly didn’t know much about Rosie the Riveter. By the time we left I had so much respect for the women who truly changed the face of America and our workforce.
The impact of these woman continues on to this day. They really broke down barriers and notions of what women were capable of.
This is the perfect park to take your daughters too and explain how history changed not that long ago for all of us.
Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park was dedicated on October 24, 2000.
The park offers a great Junior Ranger program that is designed for visitors five years and older. You can find out more information about the Junior Ranger program from the main desk.
One of the really great programs you can participate in at the Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park is Rosie Fridays! Most Fridays, a group of civilian WWII docents share their stories in an informal setting at the Visitor Center. This is an amazing opportunity to ask the experts about life and work in the Richmond Shipyards.
The park also offers great Ranger programs including a Richmond bus tour, movies that highlight life during World War 2, and so much more.
There is also a few films shown at the visitor center that give you the opportunity to learn more about not only Rosie the Riveter but what life was like during World War 2.
Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park is located at 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000, Richmond, Ca.
The Visitor Center is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm, seven days per week, excluding being closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
There is no fee to visit the Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park. Since the park does not collect visitor fees they do not sell annual passes or park passes on site.
You can find out more about the park by visiting the National Park Website.