visitor education center

The Visitor Center and Store are NOW OPEN
We look forward to welcoming you! 

Take highway 580 and exit Harbour Way South and follow the signs. The Visitor Center is located at 1414 Harbour Way South in the old Ford Building Oil House in Richmond, CA 94804 (follow signs to the reserved Visitor Center parking area) 
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Ride or walk along the Bay Trail - the Visitor Center is on the water next to the Craneway/Ford Building
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Take the Ferry from San Francisco! 

Hours: Open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 7 days per week, excluding the following three holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day 

Entrance: is FREE!

Phone: (510) 232-5050, Ext. 0
Photo: Billy Hustace

Weekly events

Subject to weather and health, we have some very special presentations throughout the week at the Visitor Center!

Thursdays: Betty Reid Soskin is back virtually Thursdays at 2pm. Please join her for an informal round table where you can ask her any questions you may have. Click here to be routed to the NPS calendar with availability and link to join (no downloads necessary). 

Fridays: Rosie Fridays are back! (Program has returned as of October 15th, 2021). On most Fridays at 10:30 and 11:30, you can visit with real Home Front workers from WWII. To verify schedule, please call the Visitor Center at 510-232-5050.


Rosie the Riveter / World War II Home Front National Historical Park is located on the San Francisco Bay in Richmond, California. Because Richmond contains more intact WWII Home Front sites than any other place in the USA, it was designated as the "flagship" site for telling the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front story in the year 2000. We invite you to explore, learn and celebrate the social and cultural changes that took place during this pivotal time in history.

A number of sights have been chosen to represent the home front story throughout Richmond including the SS Red Oak Victory Ship, the Whirley Crane, the Rosie the Riveter Memorial at Marina Bay Park, the Japanese American Nurseries and many more. Start your tour of the Park at the Visitor's Center to pick up a full guide!

Other sights that make up Rosie the Riveter / World War II Home Front National Historical Park are located on this map:
Visit the National Park Website to learn more!

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