The City of Oakland has suspended its Walking Tours Program indefinitely. Here is a list non-City operated walking tours (guided, self-guided, and virtual).
Black Liberation Walking Tour
A project of the Friends of the Hoover-Durant Public Library (FOHDPL), the Black Liberation Walking Tour is a community-led cultural asset map that celebrates Hoover Durant’s multigenerational Black history and culture, asserts resident voice, and documents sites of cultural and historical importance of our neighborhood. https://www.blwt.org/
Self-guided Tour: https://walk.ouroakland.net/tour/black-liberation/
Oakland Art Murmur Walking Tours
Private tours and self-guided tours of Oakland galleries, artists, murals, and public art. https://www.oaklandartmurmur.org/venues/walking-tours/
Oakland Heritage Alliance
Online lecture series are like thematic virtual tours with insight on Oakland’s past.
See upcoming lectures and past events at: http://www.oaklandheritage.org/online-lectures.html
Oakland Urban Paths
Oakland Urban Paths (OUP) is a group of dedicated walkers, planners, historians and fundraisers with a common mission: to raise awareness of the paths and Oakland’s heritage through a variety of activities in partnership with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) and the City of Oakland. http://www.oaklandurbanpaths.org/
Mountain View Cemetery Tour
Several docent-led walking tour options beginning at 10:00 am on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month that last about two hours.
Private Tours Contact: Kristie Ly at (510) 658-2588 https://www.mountainviewcemetery.org/friends/tour-mountain-view-cemetery
- Themes: Food & Drink, History, and Mural Tours https://www.visitoakland.com/things-to-do/tours/self-guided/
- Themes: Black Liberation, Old Oakland, 10,000 Steps (Oakland city squares), Once Upon A Time, Happily Ever After (Lake Merritt), Black History https://walk.ouroakland.net/