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Free Jack London Walking Tour

  • Jack London Square 59 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607 USA (map)

Free 90-minute walking tours in Oakland’s downtown districts offered by the City of Oakland.

The images of author Jack London will surround you as you tour the historic square and waterfront. Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Downtown Oakland’s continuing renaissance has captured national media attention, with Uptown emerging as a premier arts and entertainment destination. Local residents and visitors can glimpse both today’s happening scene and landmarks from Oakland’s past during the 2019 Oakland Tours season.

Schedule: Tours are offered Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Reservations are recommended, but not required.
Wednesday, June 5
Wednesday, July 10
Saturday, August 17
Wednesday, August 28
Saturday, September 7
Wednesday, October 2

Tour begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Jack London Square entry arch, foot of Broadway.

Parking is available at various garages and surface lots in the area.

Private tours are available for a nominal fee and can be customized to meet your group's interests by combining elements from the eight different itineraries. More information about school fields trips can be found here.

To make a reservation or to request a custom tour, please call (510) 238-3234 or e-mail

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Earlier Event: July 8
Board of Directors Meeting
Later Event: July 17
SPUR Jack London Spotlight Tour