the Riveter Memorial in Marina Bay Park: The
first national memorial to honor and interpret American
women's contributions to the WWII home front. The
memorial is in a public park and is open every day
during daylight hours.
This series of eight
sculptural markers traces World War II history along
the path of the Richmond Bay Trail - once the site of
Red Oak Victory Ship: Built at Kaiser Shipyard
#1, this 455-foot long ship carried munitions and
cargo during WWII. Named after the Iowa town that
lost the highest percentage of its sons on the battlefront,
the ship is being restored by the Richmond
Museum Association. The ship is open to visitors
during certain hours and by appointment. Directions
and contact phone numbers can be found on the website
No. 3: The only Richmond shipyard built as a permanent
facility, Shipyard No. 3 currently includes five historic
buildings (machine and sheet metal shops, general
warehouse, cafeteria, and first aid station) and five
J. Sheridan Observation Point: This observation
point is adjacent to the Ford assembly Building and
the entrance to Harbor Channel. Richmond Shipyard
No. 3 is across the channel.
The following sites
are not open to the public
viewed on scheduled National Park Service Tours.
see the Current Tour Schedule above. See
the Map and Aerial
Ford Assembly Building: During WWII, this vast
building converted from automobile to jeep production.
The WWII Home Front Visitor/Educational Center, to
be housed in the waterfront portion of the building,
will provide orientation and education programs and
exhibits about Richmond and other home front sites
around the United States.
Field Hospital: This building was used for health
care for workers. One of the lasting programs in Kaiser's
efforts to boost worker productivity and retention,
the pre-paid health plan that became Kaiser Permanente
was established here in Richmond.