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, present and future plans for maintaining this historic property for the benefit of the community.

The Front Hall of the Cohen Bray House was created from one redwood log.  The craftsmanship and design must be seen to be appreciated.  Look at our Photo Gallery for more interior photos of the house.

On Going Events 

Tour Sunday August 23 , 2 p.m. 

Call for reservations 510 536 1703

Second Saturday Garden Workdays   August 8, September 12  

Please let us know if you are coming.

Special October Events:  

Saturday October 10 

Paranormal Investigation of the Cohen Bray House. Spend the evening in the house connecting to the energies and spirits that abide here.  Specific details will be available soon.

Saturday October 17  1-4 pm

Harvest Fair in the Garden   Come enjoy music, Bison Beer, food, good company and the (usually) great October weather.  Details soon.

Recent Events

 Party at Oak Tree Farm

We all had a lovely time in the Garden !  Many Thanks to Bison's Organic Beer for being such a vibrant supporter of our house, garden project and the community. Vivants are a great band that kept our toes tapping.  Thanks also to Prickly Pig for fabulous food and support for our event. All of this would not have been possible with out the many volunteers and guests.  It was a great day !  More photos available in the Photo Gallery.