A Passion for History

Experience Oakland's History

The City of Oakland offers a wonderful palette of walking tours. Learn more here.

Take a free walking tour of Mountain View Cemetery the second Saturday of every month. Learn more here.

Get involved with the Oakland Heritage Alliance, which works toward preserving Oakland’s past. The alliance sponsors walking tours in the summer and early fall. Visit them at www.oaklandheritage.org

Take a geology tour of Adams Point at About.com

The Pardee Home Museum, once home to Gov. George Pardee, is also open for tours. Learn more here.

Visit one of Oakland's hidden jewels, the Cohen-Bray house. Learn more here.

Don't miss the Camron-Stanford House on Lake Merritt. Learn more here.

The Dunsmuir House & Gardens offers a wonderful glimpse into 19th century living. Learn more here.