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Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland

A walking tour of a Victorian-era district adjacent to modern office towers. Sites include the historic First Unitarian Church, the Pardee Home Museum, and more than a dozen elegantly restored, 19th century houses — now serving as nonprofit offices, meeting rooms, and conference spaces — in a beautiful garden setting.

Tour begins at 10:00 a.m. in front of Preservation Park, 13th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way.

2019 Dates

  • Saturday, May 4
  • Saturday, June 1
  • Saturday, June 29
  • Saturday, July 27
  • Saturday, August 10
  • Wednesday, September 11
  • Saturday, October 13

Reservations are recommended but not required. To make a reservation, please call (510) 238-3234 or e-mail aallen@oaklandca.gov. Please include the specific tour and date you are requesting in your message.

Parking is available on Wednesdays at the City Center West Garage. Enter on Jefferson Street between 14th and 12th streets.

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

Free / RSVP