Locations to Visit

The nationally-significant World War II and civil rights history that transpired at Port Chicago in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1944 spans several locations. The Port Chicago explosions occurred at Port Chicago Naval Magazine in the Suisun Bay waterfront in the East Bay town of Port Chicago near Concord, CA. The protest of the fifty sailors took place at Mare Island in Vallejo, CA, and the mutiny trial was held on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay. The all-new Thurgood Marshall Regional Park - Home of the Port Chicago 50 is located at the site of the former Port Chicago Naval Magazine inland portion.

Here are Port Chicago-relevant sites to visit when in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Mare Island is the location where 258 sailors, in an act of protest, refused to load munitions until improvements were made to working and safety conditions.

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