2019 Walking Tours

Reserve your spot now for our weekend walking tours! Click on the titles below for detailed descriptions and to purchase tickets. Each tour is $10 for OHA members, $15 for non-members. New and renewing members will receive a $10 voucher to use toward a walking tour, so join today!

Saturday, august 24
Amelia's Airport: OAKLAND'S Historic NORTH FIELD

Old Oakland Airport (North Field) was dedicated by Charles Lindbergh and often visited by Amelia Earhart. One of the nation’s most historic aviation sites, its original facilities—five hangers, an administration building, and a hotel, built between 1927 and 1929—are largely intact. A level walk. Afterwards you may wish to visit the nearby Oakland Aviation Museum. Tour Leader: Woody Minor


This walk introduces the characters who shaped the district’s early history. We’ll meet, among others, the Dimond, Hopkins, and Rhoda families. We’ll also learn about the German community with their Altenheim on the heights and beer gardens below. This 2 1/2-hour walk includes a stroll along Sausal Creek as well as stories about the district’s horse-drawn streetcars and the resort that the neighbors sent packing.  Tour Leader: Dennis Evanosky