House Museums and More Local History

Camron-Stanford House has the distinction of being the site of the first museum in the City of Oakland but it is certainly not the only one. If you are interested in the history of California, the history of the East Bay area, or 19th century life, there are many resources that you may enjoy. Click on the links below to discover more places to visit.

Oakland Museum of California is the only two blocks away from Camron-Stanford House and its state of the art interactive exhibits are especially attractive for families with children.
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607-4892
(510) 238-2200
Oakland Museum of California

The California Historical Society, based in San Francisco, delivers the stories of California’s past. Visit their website for educational online exhibits, and explore their digital collection to find photographs, letters, and much more from important moments in California’s history.
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
California Historical Society

Cohen-Bray House is an Oakland landmark and another opportunity to visit a Victorian era home which has remained in the same family for over 100 years.
440 29th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 536-1703
Cohen-Bray House

Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate is located in the East Bay Hills and has tours and special events throughout the year.
2960 Peralta Oaks Court
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 615-5555
Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate

The Peralta Hacienda Historical Park explores the Early California experience through thoughtful exhibits and exploration of its heritage sites, including its original adobe structure.
2465 34th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601
Peralta Hacienda

Pardee House Museum was the home of both a Mayor of the City of Oakland and a Governor of the State of California. It is open year round for tours and teas.
672 Eleventh Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 444-2187
Pardee Home Museum

East Contra Costa Historical Society & Museum has a broad collection of photographs and memorabilia about Dr. John Marsh and his family.
3890 Sellers Ave.
Brentwood, California 94513
East Contra Costa Historical Society

Contra Costa Historical Society provides on-line access to letters from Abigail Marsh to her family in the east as well as early photographs of the Marsh family.
610 Main Street
Martinez, California 94553
Contra Costa Historical Society

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Photographs of Camron-Stanford House by Reenie Raschke Photography