Cohen-Bray House    

       Victorian Preservation Center of Oakland

Regularly Scheduled Tours

The Fourth Sunday of every month we have a tour beginning at 2:00 pm. 


You must make a reservation by calling 510-536-1703

We ask for a donation of $5.00 per person.

School Class Tours

School classes have been visiting the Cohen Bray House for many years.  The unique interiors and beauty of the house create a rich field trip experience.  We use the story of the Cohen Bray Family and house to help students imagine how life and the world has changed in the last 130 years. They will see newspapers from 1800's, hats and clothes from 1900's, books, furniture and photographs from every decade since 1884. We can work with teachers to develop a tour that fits what you are teaching in the classroom. We can also include garden curriculum in the tour if desired. 

We ask that teachers visit the house before setting up a field trip time. We require 3 adults with a class of 20. We ask for a donation of $1.00 per student.  

To schedule a house tour, contact us at

Special/Private Tours

We can schedule private tours .  Contact us for details and prices.

Oak Tree Farm - a Learning Center

We are beginning to restore the garden and farm behind the house. We are working to develop programs and curriculum to teach urban agriculture, nutrition and sustainable living.