Old Oakland City Walking Tour

Old Oakland City Walking 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 a.m. in front of G.B. Ratto & Co., 821 Washington Street.

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


2018 Dates  
Saturday, May 5
Wednesday, May 30
Saturday, June 23
Saturday, July 21
Wednesday, August 1
Saturday, September 29
Saturday, October 27


To make a reservation for Tour 1, please call 510) 238-3234 or e-mail Please include the specific tour and date you are requesting in your message.

Event Info

  • Dates: 10/27/2018
  • Location: Old Oakland
  • Address: 821 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Price: Free
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