Other Walking Tours in Oakland

Non-City of Oakland operated walking tours about Oakland's art, culture, and history.

Posted: July 7th, 2021 12:56 PM

Last Updated: January 24th, 2023 3:02 PM

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/

Ethnic Ties Walking Tours

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 Belonging: Voices of Swan's Market

A self guided audio tour created by Oakland youth at Chapter 510 about Swan's Market. https://gesso.fm/collections/oakland-belonging-the-voices-of-swan-s-market

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

Self-Guided Tours

  • 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/