- Historic Sites
Rosie The Riveter World War Ii Home Front National Historical Park
This relatively new National Park was established in 2000 and is still under development. The park staff is currently working with the City of Richmond, Contra Costa County and other park partners to preserve the historic World War II resources in Richmond. The Richmond Museum of History Association is in the process of restoring the last remaining Victory Ship that was created in the Richmond Kaiser Shipyards—The Red Oak Victory Ship. You can watch the volunteers at work and explore this important part of American World War II history. The Rosie the Riveter Memorial began as a public art project for the City of Richmond in the 1990's. During the creation of the memorial, the National Park Service was invited to participate, and this partnership led to the founding of the National Park in Richmond, California.