Private Docent Tour 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.

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.

Warning: It is not ADA compliant. There are stairs.
Just for fun, we will also see the Halloween exhibit, "Ghoulish and Ghastly: 19th Century Monsters in Popular Culture." RCSF member Iliana Morton, who is the executive director, has invited us to  use the veranda after the tour. There will be a self service tea for our group, and we may order boxed lunch.

The tour cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors.

Friday October 28
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

1418 Lakeside Dr
Oakland, CA 94612

Take BART to Lake Merritt Station.

A boxed lunch (sandwhich, fruit, chips, and dessert) we can order from our caterer for $20/each, with a minimum of 10.  

Turkey, bacon, Swiss option

Roasted veggie vegetarian option.

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HCSF Covid-19 Guidelines for In-Person Events

HCSF is excited to offer a number of small in-person events. However, there is still uncertainty on how to safely move forward in organizing and holding in-person events. HCSF is vigilant in its planning of in-person events and respects state and federal guidelines regarding small gatherings. HCSF events are currently for fully vaccinated and boosted people only and masks are encouraged but not required. Keeping everyone’s safety in mind, we are looking forward to seeing you at one of our many upcoming events. When registering for this event you are confirming that you are fully vaccinated and boosted.

Please contact  Alison Boeckman at  for information


11:00AM - 1:00PM Fri 28 Oct 2022, Pacific timezone


Camron-Stanford House
1418 Lakeside Dr
Oakland, CA 94612

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