Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October for 2013. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches, and high-rises.
Tour 8 – New Era/New Politics: Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California.
Tour begins at 10 am in front of the African American Museum and Library at Oakland located at 14th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way.
Parking is available on Wednesdays at the City Center West Garage. Enter at Jefferson Street between 12th and 14th streets. On Saturdays, parking is available at the Clay Street Garage. Enter near 14th Street.
Wednesday, May 22
Saturday, June 15
Wednesday, July 17
Saturday, August 17
Wednesday, September 11
Saturday, October 5
To make a reservation for Tour 8, please call (510) 238-3234 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the specific tour and date you are requesting in your message.