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A fun ship to visit in a great location

The Red Oak has been lovingly restored by a group of dedicated volunteers. They love to talk to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
El Cerrito, California
Super enjoyable

We spent 3 hours on a tour of this ship. Ron 2 ( there’s a Ron 1... lol) answered all our... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
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1337 Canal Blvd, Richmond, CA 94804-3555
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Red Oak has been lovingly restored by a group of dedicated volunteers. They love to talk to visitors and are very friendly. You can go on a guided tour or just visit on your own. There are also movie nights and pancake breakfasts with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We spent 3 hours on a tour of this ship. Ron 2 ( there’s a Ron 1... lol) answered all our questions... didn’t hurry us and was very informative. They are working hard to restore this ship. It has come a long way!! There’s no...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eaglehawk59
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The Red Oak Victory was built during the latter months of WWII at Point Richmond. What I knew about large ships would not fill the proverbial thimble, but the ship is between where our kids live and the Rosie the Riveter museum so we visited....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank pyrolithos
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Visited the SS Red Oak Victory ship today. Excellent tour with Mike who really spent a lot of time with us on the tour of the ship and really knows his history. I learned a lot and found it very interesting. A must see in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank travelwithpam
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We we're walking along the Bay and came upon the the SS Red Oak. We paid for a docent tour and everyone enjoyed the experience. Walking the same hallways as the sailors of WWII and seeing where they ate and slept was very interesting. The...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Bob E
Reviewed September 10, 2017

It was a quite interesting experience to visit Red Oak Victory. I learned the history about this ship and some about WW 2. It was a very friendly environment. It had singing and dancing entertaining. There was beautiful view about the Bay. Suggest you to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank h2xu
Reviewed July 4, 2017

This was a very interesting and historical refurbishing of a victory ship in California. There was dinner, dancing and fireworks for the 4th of July. The docent tours were very informative given by volunteers. The docent giving our tour showed us his cabin where he...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Fran G
Reviewed June 16, 2017

We took the docent led tour and it was fascinating to hear and learn about the ship and the docent's experiences. It made the history "real." The engine room was great and we liked the discussion with the radio/morse code operator. Fascinating to learn how...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank BlueskiesCA
Reviewed May 29, 2017

We went to the Red Oak Victory after Rosie the Riveter National Park, and found it both interesting and frustrating. They've tried to do a lot with a little, making the ship accessible but also denying entry into many of the most interesting areas. It...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank mrliterature
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Gorgeous waterfront spot on the edge of San Francisco Bay in Richmond's historic Shipyards District. You can drive or bicycle: the WWII ship is at the very end of Canal Blvd. The Bay Trail runs next to the ship. More sights at this location, including...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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