In most years, on the fourth Sunday in September, a selection of curated homes open their doors to tour visitors, who encounter history, inspiring restorations, and modern living in these architectural beauties.

In 2021, we presented the Leonardville and Beyond Architectural Self-Guided Walking Tour with audio narration by Denise Brady.. This followed our successful 2020 The Bay Station Heritage Area Self-Guided Walking Tour with audio narration by Judith Lynch and historian Woody Minor. Sales of the app and booklet are over now, but if you have either of these already, you can continue to enjoy the tour all year.

The tour is hosted by the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS) a nonprofit organization.


The funds raised by the Alameda Legacy Home Tour benefit the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS).


Alameda is blessed with over 4000 buildings on the Historic Study list, including many architectural styles. Our organization helps homeowners and business people appreciate the historic nature of their properties and learn restoration techniques that will bring buildings back to their original splendor.


We have hosted Legacy Home Tours since the 1973. The annual tour of historic homes is the main fund raising effort supporting the programs of AAPS.

Alameda, with its beautiful architecture and tree-lined streets is truly one of the best places to live in the Bay Area. Visit, take the tour, and find out for yourself.


We will need help for our 2022 Legacy Home Tour! We hope to return to our in person inside the homes tour in September 2022.

Would you like to be part of our year round committee and help us plan the 2022 tour? Please email if you would like to join us! . We meet most months on the first Wednesday of the month. We are a fun group — join us! [email protected] .

Friends of the Tour

Please visit and thank our generous sponsors and supporters.

Our premier sponsor:Alameda Municipal Power

Thank you for your help, City of Alameda:

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Alameda Museum

Alameda Shade Shop
Bevilacqua Studio

Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers

Buestad Construction Inc

Candace Rowe, Architectural Portraiture

Carl’s Cleaners

Denise Brady, Realtor, Vintage Homes Specialist

Georgia Madden – Feyerabend & Madden Landscape & Garden Design

Hidden Connections, Inc.

J&E Gardening and Landscaping

Jerry Holan & Associates, FAIA

Johanna K. Hall MSJ – The Gunderman Group

Joseph Landry Design Residential Studio

Karen Lithgow, Realtor – Your Vintage Homes Specialist

Nancy Joy Gordon, Reiki Master, Interfaith Minister

Pacific Pinball Museum

Pacific Pinball Museum

The Victorian Alliance of San Francisco

Open Victorians

Alameda Sun