• Franklina bust at Camron-Stanford House


Welcome to the Camron-Stanford House

Camron-Stanford House will be closed May 1 – May 31 for Spring Cleaning. 

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.



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

Sundays, 11:00am-2:00pm (last entry at 2pm)

Know Before You Go: All visitors 12 and older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status, per an emergency ordinance established by the City of Oakland. Adults, age 18+, should be prepared to show a matching photo ID along with their vaccination record. Digital and paper vaccine records will be accepted. Unvaccinated guests must show proof of negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours of time of visit. Face masks are now optional (though encouraged) for visitors while inside Camron-Stanford House.

Plan Your Visit

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