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Tour info

Each monthly tour  highlights features of recent projects. We will also give you a special glimpse of items never displayed before from our collection. Follow us on FaceBook and Instagram to stay updated!

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We are very proud to show you our house.

Be aware that this is home and not a museum that is open 5 days a week. Because of the fragile contents of this 1883 house, we are only open to the public for a guided tour once a month on the fourth Sunday at 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
We can open on other days and times for groups for private tours, private teas, photo shoots, outdoor receptions and more.

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Time capsule

This beautiful house will take you back in time to when the Cohen Family lived here. This is the complete collection of everything the family chose to save since the house since the house was completed in 1884. The furnishings which were wedding presents to Emma and Alfred Cohen are still in their original locations. The original carpets have been copied by the Camron Stanford House museum in Oakland and reproduction manufacturers like Bradbury wallpapers and Mt. Diablo papers have copied our papers Emelita's Frieze is a favorite and is named after Emelita Cohen who lived in this house for 90 years. We are a study center for the area's history, decorative arts and gardens of the 19th century. Graduate students use their work on our collections for their academic careers.


You are welcome to take photos; all royalties go to the house.  Please #cohenbrayhouse in social media. Like us on Facebook and Instagram.

 For protection of the house: We ask that none of the items in the house be handled unless it is given to you by the tour guide. All tours will have a tour guide, no self-guided touring, this is not a museum. The house at this time does  not have a handicap ramp  and there are eight steps up to the front door. The bedrooms are all on the second floor and the attic and tower room are on the third floor.

 If you need assistance, please be sure to tell us when you  call in advance,

+1 (510) 527-5209 or email 

Click on the link above to make your reservations.


If you are more comfortable wear a mask feel free to do so. The tour guide will not be wearing a mask.



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