Preserving Alameda’s History since 1948
Meyers House & Garden
We host special events throughout the year and tours of the historic Meyers House & Garden. Alameda’s Historical Monument #26, The Meyers House was built in 1897 by architect Henry Meyers. Located on a tree-lined residential street in the bayside town of Alameda, the grounds of the Meyers House offer a beautiful and unique period venue for you to enjoy. The house is also available for private group tours.
The Meyers House is open each month on the fourth Saturday, from 1-4PM. Your $5 admission includes a docent tour of the Meyers House Museum, a visit to a large display of Alameda house styles and details, and a glimpse into Henry Meyer’s architectural studio.
Alameda Legacy Home Tour
The Alameda Legacy Home Tour is a joint activity by the Alameda Museum and the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society. The Legacy Home tour takes place once per year, on the fourth Sunday in September. Ticket holders can visit homes not normally open to the public, and stroll through neighborhoods rich in cultural heritage. For more information, including the exact date, how to buy tickets, and how to volunteer, see: Alameda Legacy Home Tour
Become a Member
Please consider donating to or joining the Museum and help preserve and celebrate the colorful past of this unique island city. Members enjoy four issues of the Museum Quarterly, free admission to lectures by local luminaries, and advance notice of special events such as the Alameda Legacy Home Tour and happenings at the Meyers House.
Volunteer Your Time
The Alameda Museum and the Meyers House & Garden would not be open without our volunteers. From the docents who greet and inform visitors, to the hard workers keep the Museum and Meyers House & Garden in shape, to those working in the archives with our Curator, the crews who put on Estate Sales, and those who help with our lectures and art gallery, volunteers are essential to all our operations. We are always looking for new volunteers who are willing to share their time with us and our visitors to both the Museum and the Meyers House & Garden. All ages welcome!
Gift Shop & Estate Sales
Our eclectic gift shop contains a variety of undiscovered treasures, from books to furniture to jewelry to exotic, one-of-a-kind ephemera. All of it is reasonably priced, and all proceeds go to benefit the Museum. Please contact us if you’re interested in donating your surplus items! We also feature an exclusive selection books, maps and videos about Alameda history in our gift shop.
The Alameda Museum has an expert estate and consignment sale team that can take care of everything for you. And when you engage us, not only do you keep more of the revenue than by utilizing a for-profit estate sale company; you also may be eligible for a tax deduction! Check back for information about our next sale.