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 2022 we present The Gold Coast and the Shore Before: A self-guided Architectural walking Tour narrated by Denise Brady. Opening Day for the tour is Sunday September 25, with docents and refreshments in the park, from 10 AM to 4:00 PM.

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.


Donation tickets for the tour are available online through Eventbrite. All tour tickets will have access to the downloadable content with both the app and  PDF of the guidebook. You do not need to purchase the pre-printed booklet in order to do the tour. Only the tour smartphone/tablet app includes the Denise Brady’s narration, similar to the audio tours available at museums and historic sites.  The tour app can be downloaded multiple times with one ticket using the same email as the order, so one ticket per family group is fine.


Volunteer to help for our 2022 Legacy Home Tour!

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] .

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