Each monthly tour has highlighted features of recent projects that are completed or current. Also a special glimpse of items never been on display before from our collection. Follow us on facebook and instagram to stay updated! If you become a member of our non profit organization you will receive a discount on events,  quarterly emails and our newsletter to remind you.

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. 

The next Sunday tours in 2022  will be:   
October 23,  and November 27. 

 We can open on other days and times for groups for private tours, 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 built in 1884. The wedding presents to Emma and Alfred Cohen are still in their original locations. The original interiors have been copied by the Cameron Stanford House museum in Oakland and reproduction manufacturers like Bradbury wall papers and Mt. Diablo papers. We are a study center for the area history, decorative arts and gardens of the 19th century. Graduate students use 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 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  click on the link above to make your reservations .