Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, located in the wartime boomtown of Richmond, California, preserves and interprets the wide array of stories, places, and legacies of our nation's home front response to WWII.
Established in 2000, the park brings national focus and attention to the WWII-era resources of Richmond, recognizing the important role the city played in the war effort and the significant contributions and sacrifices of its citizens. The park also commemorates the efforts of countless Americans in cities and towns across the nation who made similar contributions and sacrifices in the push toward victory during WWII.
In addition to the Visitor's Center, the park's physical sites and structures include industrial landscapes such as the Ford Assembly Building and Oil House and Shipyard No. 3, with its iconic Whirley Crane and SS Red Oak Victory; human service locales such as the Kaiser Field Hospital, the Maritime Child Development Center, and Fire Station 67; and residential areas such as Atchison Village that were built to house the booming WWII work force.