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Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov

African American Museum & Library (Oakland) | 659 14th St, Oakland, CA


Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

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 at the City Center West Garage. Enter at Jefferson Street between 12th and 14th streets.

2019 Tour Dates

  • Wednesday, May 22
  • Wednesday, June 19
  • Saturday, July 13
  • Wednesday, July 31
  • Wednesday, August 14
  • Saturday, September 21
  • Wednesday, October 16

To make a reservation for Tour 8, please call (510) 238-3234 or e-mail aallen@oaklandca.gov. Please include the specific tour and date you are requesting in your message.

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

The six-month long tour season ensures ample opportunity to take in each of the eight different tour itineraries. Each tour, led by a volunteer guide, begins at 10 am from various starting locations depending on the itinerary.


Free / RSVP


Cost: FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov
Categories: East Bay, History, Walks & Tours
Address: 659 14th St, Oakland, CA

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