• Franklina bust at Camron-Stanford House

Camron-Stanford House

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 at 1418 Lakeside Drive in Oakland.

It is the last of the beautiful 19th century 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. In addition, the house presents various exhibits throughout the year that focus on aspects of Victorian life and culture.


Tours of the house and current exhibit are held on Sunday afternoons at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 P.M.

WINTER CLOSURE SCHEDULE – we will be closed for Collections Maintenance and Exhibit Installation on February 23, March 1 and March 8.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Private tours for 10 or more? Call 510-874-7802.


Adults — $5.00
Seniors — $4.00
Children — Free


Limited public parking is available to the left of the house down the long driveway and parallel along the same 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 Ford GoBike station is located at the corner of 14th and Lakeside next to the Camron-Stanford House.
Ford GoBike

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Photographs of Camron-Stanford House by Reenie Raschke Photography