• Franklina bust at Camron-Stanford House


Welcome to the Camron-Stanford House

The Camron-Stanford House is the last of the beautiful Victorian mansions that once surrounded Lake Merritt, and was the home to five influential families before becoming the first museum in the City of Oakland.

The restored home helps visitors time travel to the 1880s and enter meticulously recreated living spaces while learning about the early days of Oakland as a city. In addition, the house presents various exhibits throughout the year that focus on aspects of  life and culture in the 19th century.

The mission of the Camron-Stanford House Preservation Association is to preserve and protect this landmark Victorian home and garden for the public’s delight, and to promote an appreciation of local history through engaging exhibits and events.

New at the Camron-Stanford House


The Camron-Stanford House is located on Lakeside Drive, on the shores of beautiful Lake Merritt in Oakland, California.

Our Address is 1418 Lakeside Drive Oakland, CA 94612

Plan Your Visit

Re-Opening Update: 

Fall/Winter Hours: Sundays, 11:00am-2:00pm (last entry at 2pm)

Standard Admission

  • Adults — $5.00
  • Members and Children Under 12- Free
  • Camron-Stanford House is a proud participant in the Museums4All program. Show your EBT card for free admission for up to 4 people.
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Limited public parking is available to the left of the house down the long driveway and parallel along the same drive.

. Public 2 hour street parking is available along Lakeside Drive.

Transit & Bike Alternatives

The Lake Merritt BART station is just two blocks south.
BART Schedule

Several AC Transit lines service the Lake Merritt area.
AC Transit Schedule

A Bike Share station is located at the corner of 14th and Lakeside next to the Camron-Stanford House.
Bike Share

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Photographs of Camron-Stanford House by Reenie Raschke Photography