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Oakland Heritage Alliance is a non-profit membership organization which advocates the protection, preservation, and revitalization of Oakland's architectural, historic, cultural and natural resources through publications, education, and direct action.
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Come explore a new part of Oakland, or visit a favorite spot with a fresh perspective. Each tour is led by knowledgeable guides and lasts approximately 2 hours. Tickets are $10 for OHA members, $15 for non-members. Peruse tour descriptions and reserve your spot now!

oakland, story of a city

Available through our OHA store or at local stores, this book is a lively, widely recognized source for Oakland history.



Research your house, find out about landmarks, find links to lots of useful information!


Each year, the Oakland Heritage Alliance honors individuals, organizations, projects, and programs that preserve, protect, and promote Oakland’s historic and cultural resources. Past PIP winners include buildings, people, a podcast, a film, and even an urban farm.
To be eligible, projects must have been completed within the last five years; buildings must be located within the geographical boundaries of Oakland. Application deadline is July 1, 2019.

old oakland podcast

Whether you are new to Oakland, or a native, the story of the city’s historic Old Oakland – our original downtown – is a fascinating one, complete with its Victorian Row. Built in the wake of the arrival of the Transcontinental Railroad 150 years ago, with Oakland as its western terminus, it is today a vibrant retail district that was restored in the 1970s when Victorian Row was designated one of Oakland’s six Historic Districts. Fortunately for anyone curious to learn more about its history, KQED-FM’s “Bay Curious” podcast recently aired the Old Oakland story.