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Cancelled(Museum closed on Mondays)- See new hike on calendar

Monday, April 8, 2024, 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM
Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park
1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Jeanette Ward
6509547476 (c)
Nature Walk
Registration is recommended
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee

Rosie the Riveter front
Richmond Bay Trail
Rosie Center Memorial

RSVP:   Log in and Self register or contact Jeanette or 650-954-7476 to register you or if you have questions. Please be registered, so we know to look for you!

When:   Monday Apr 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 ish pm (depending upon your time at the museum after the walk)

Where: We will meet at the Rosie the Riveter Center at 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000 in Richmond at 1 PM  but first stroll the Richmond Bay Trail  for an out and back - returning to see the museum before returning to our cars.

Open to: Everyone

Accessibility: Open to all! Wheelchair/walkers - We recommend a companion to accommodate your wheelchair/walker pace.

Cancelled as Museum is now only open Wed - Sunday-Richmond Bay Trail Walk with Rosie Museum Option - Accessible to all

Description: This event has elements that should appeal to most!   A pleasant walk on the waterfront for exercise, a memorial garden to view, and a museum to explore. There are even a couple of restaurants for  an afternoon snack. We will meet in front of the museum at 1 PM to see gorgeous views of the Bay and SF/Oakland cityscapes for an out and back on the Richmond Bay Trail. We will see the  R the R Memorial (garden) and perhaps get all the way to the  Barbara and Jay Vincent Park before turning around and finishing at the museum. Idea! Some may want to come early and see the museum films/exhibits ( more on that below) before the 1 PM walk.
For those who may want a snack,  Bubbalo Café or Lara’s Fine Dining are in the area.

What to Bring:  
Good walking shoes, layered clothing for breeze by the bay, water, windbreaker, hat for sun protection, walking poles for stability if you need them, although the walk is flat and paved.

Transportation, Driving Directions and Parking

Members can contact the office for a volunteer ride or have a friend bring you as your guest.

From Berkeley: 

I- 80 East, then take the 1-580 West split after the Gilman St. off ramp. EXIT Harbour Way South, then Right onto Cutting Blvd, now make a Right at the next stop light onto Harbour Way South and Continue for 0.8 miles. Make a left at the security gate/guard shack just before the large Ford Assembly Building. Inform the guard that your are going to the Visitor Center. Drive behind the Ford building. Visitor Center is in the smaller brick building down by the water. Parking close to the building may be limited, but the guard can advise you.

I - 580 West or I-880 North to I-80 East, then follow directions from Berkeley

I-80 West, EXIT Cutting Blvd. making a Right onto Cutting. Continue on Cutting for 2 miles and then a Left onto Harbour Way South and continue for 0.8 miles to the security gate/guard shack - then follow instructions from Berkeley above.

About the Museum:
 Admission is free and there is a gift shop. 
There are three films available (theater holds 25):
1) Homefront Heroes, a 15-minute introductory film.
2) Birth of Victory, a brief history of Richmond during World War II, 25 minutes. 
    These two films alternate every 30 minutes.   …11:30; noon; 12:30; etc. 
3) Blossoms and Thorns  -“This in-depth film and discussion focuses on Richmond's Japanese-American citizens who were incarcerated during the Second World War. Join presenters from the Japanese American Citizens League who will share stories from their own experiences as children in the camps.”
It’s a one-hour film and shown only once in the afternoon at 2 pm or you can watch it online  on the Betty Reid Soskin website here