Cohen-Bray House    

Victorian Preservation Center of Oakland

The Cohen Bray House is an historic house museum.  It has been in the National Register of Historic Places since 1976 and an Oakland City Landmark since 1976. When you enter this House you will step back in time to 1884 and begin a journey through the life of the Cohen Bray family, the City of Oakland and your own family history,

We welcome you to the Cohen Bray House website where you may learn more about the history of the house and our present and future plans for maintaining this historic property for the benefit of the community.


You will not be able to capture any pokemon unless you sign up for a tour of the house. We are a private non profit museum only open to the public on our tour day. Do not trespass on our property. Please contact us through email to make a reservation for our next tour on July 31, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Check them out in Get Involved and Programs/ History Tours .  The videos are courtesy of Jim Martin/Hauntology Productions. Jim is  a local videographer with an interest in documentaries, history and the paranormal.  He has donated many hours to create videos for us.  The videos are based on family stories that have been passed down.  Thank you Jim for your generosity and support.

On Going Events  

Next Regular Tour Sunday July 31 , 2 p.m. 

Call for reservations 510 536 1703

Garden Work Days  Third Sunday of Every Month

Next One is on August 25, 2016

10-2  Drinks and snacks provided

Let us know you are interested in helping and we will send you a reminder.

Please let us know if you are coming.

Recent Events

Volunteer and Member Appreciation Day

Sunday April 3, 1-3 pm

This was an invitation only event for members and volunteers who are the heart of our organization.  This day you will spend in the house, looking at our collections, sharing experiences, eating good food and imagining what might be next for our house.

If you would like to become a member and/or let us know how you would like to volunteer.

Rebuild TogetherOakland  Transforms the Front and Back Gardens

Rebuild Together Oakland and 150+ volunteers arrived on October 23, 24 and helped the Cohen Bray House take a giant step to re creating Oak Tree Farm and building a community learning garden in the back garden.  Please go to their website to support this amazing Community Group.

Here is a link to many photos of the hard working volunteers who helped.

 Harvest Party at Oak Tree Farm  October 18 

We all had a lovely time in the Garden !  Many Thanks to The Dudes Brewery, Old Belle,  Safeway  for donating pumpkings, Trader Joe's for donating apples and cider. Thank you all for coming and for being such vibrant supporters of our house, garden project and the community. . All of this would not have been possible with out the many volunteers and guests.  It was a great day !