There are many benefits of membership with OHA. First and foremost is the knowledge that you are supporting a nonprofit organization committed to preserving Oakland’s architectural, historic, cultural, and natural resources. In addition, you will receive the OHA News, our newsletter featuring the architectural and social history of Oakland. Other benefits include discounted admission to the house tours, lectures, and book publications, as well as invitations and announcements to special events, such as films and performances.


$45 Cornerstone (individual): newsletter; advance notice, and discounted pricing on programs, events, and tours; $10 voucher toward an OHA program

$75 Pilaster (household): same as above, with two $10 vouchers.

$110 Pediment (organization/corporate): same as above (for corporate or organization, transferable)

$250–$499 Doric: same as above, plus two tickets to a walking tour

$500–$999 Ionic: same as above, plus four tickets to a walking tour

$1,000–$2,500 Corinthian: all-access pass for two (transferable)

*Some discounted memberships are available for those unable to afford basic individual membership.


To Join:

Register and pay for an individual membership or a family or organizational membership online, and enjoy the convenience of online billing, renewal, calendaring, and profile updates.


Download the membership form (PDF opens in another window) to print and mail in with a check or credit-card information.



OHA is currently updating it's software, and some online processes are in transition. If you have difficulty using the online membership or renewal form, consider printing a form (PDF opens in another window) OR call the office Mon-Thursday to join or renew by phone: 510-763-9218.