Peralta Hacienda Historical Park

Peralta Hacienda Historical Park

Peralta Hacienda Historical Park is a six-acre community park and museum in the Fruitvale district of Oakland and one of the most significant historical sites in Northern California.

The site, replete with outdoor exhibits, special gardens, and built structures—both new and historical—holds the history of the Peralta family, one intertwined with that of the native peoples of the East Bay. The family lived in three dwellings from 1820 through the Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. eras, reflecting the transformations of California. The Peralta House is now a city and state landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A multisensory museum inside tells the story of this family whose experience profiles the history of their times. While the makeup of the area has certainly changed since the construction of the Peralta House in 1870, an IMLS Museums for America grant-funded program helps the local community to recognize the significance of its history.

Our Mission is to engage people of the many cultures that have formed, and are still transforming California, moving towards greater equity, environmental resilience, and a sense of belonging for all.

Exhibits, events, and youth and community programs centered at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park–community hub and nationally significant historic site in Oakland’s Fruitvale–bring people together to understand each other’s cultures and heal historical wounds, take care of the land we depend on, celebrate our rich and varied identities through culture and the arts, and engage in civic life, creating a model for communities nationwide.

Our Vision: Every Human Being Makes History

Service Area
Bay Area
2465 34th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601
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