We are very proud to show you our house. Be aware that this is 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 once a month on the fourth Sunday at 2:00. We can open to private tours for groups on other days and times.

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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 in the last 137 years.  The wedding presents to Emma and Alfred Cohen are still in their original locations. The original interiors have been copied by museums and reproduction manufacturers. We are a study center for the area history, decorative arts and gardens of the 19th century.


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 in the house.  Please show your vaccination and wear a mask.  All guests wear booties to protect the original carpets and flooring. 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. At this point there is not a ramp into the house 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 cohenbrayhouse@gmail.com to make your reservations .