Tour 1 - Old Oakland 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.

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Date Posted: August 31st, 2018 @ 3:44 PM
Last Updated: May 29th, 2020 @ 10:57 AM

Due to Alameda County’s Shelter-In-Place Order, the Walking Tours are currently suspended. We are monitoring the Orders and will update this web page when the Walking Tours are allowed to resume.

Tour begins at 10:00 a.m. in front of Ratto's International Market & Deli, 821 Washington Street.

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