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Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park, California
Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter

Located in the wartime boomtown of Richmond, CA, Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park preserves the stories and places of America’s home front response to World War II. It’s actually pretty new to the park system as it was created in 2000 and is still under development. In fact, the Rosie the Riveter Memorial began as a public art project for the City of Richmond in the 1990's. The National Park Service was invited to participate, and it was that partnership that led to the founding of the national park.

When you get there, besides the actual memorial, be sure to check out the self-guided auto tour for all the historic WWII sites. Another great option is the Victory Ship. Thanks to the Richmond Museum of History Association the ship is in the process of restoration. You can actually watch the volunteers at work while you explore this important part of American history.

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