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Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: Walk through what was once the western terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Formerly Oakland’s bustling downtown district in the days of railroads and streetcars, this area’s grand, brick, commercial Victorian buildings, now restored, continue to thrive as offices, galleries and eateries.

Visit the historic Washington Inn, G.B. Ratto & Co. International Grocers, Swans Marketplace and the “Friends of the Library” bookstore.

Tour begins at 10:00 am in front of G.B. Ratto & Co., 821 Washington Street.

2019 Dates

  • Wednesday, May 1
  • Saturday, May 25
  • Saturday, June 22
  • Saturday, July 20
  • Saturday, October 26

Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov

Parking is available at the Oakland Convention Center, enter at 11th and Clay streets.

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday in May and Saturday through October. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises.

Free / RSVP