Walking Tours

Are you inspired to get out into the neighborhood, to walk its streets and learn about Temescal history? Two self-guided walking tours are now available free for download. For a preview and map of each tour, select one of the following:

Walking Tour 1 Preview

Walking Tour 2 Preview

These two tours were originally published as the booklet, A Walk Through Temescal. A joint project of Shared Ground and the Oakland Heritage Alliance, it was researched and written by Jennifer Dowling and Ray Raineri, designed by Kathryn Hoffman, with the introduction, maps, and updates by Jeff Norman.

The 31 sites described in these two tours are by no means the only interesting historical places in Temescal. This website will lead you to hundreds more. The Oakland History Room at the main branch of the Oakland Public Library is also a good place to learn about Temescal history and Oakland history in general. For information about other local history resources, click on Links, above.