$10 – $15

Walking Tour: Amelia's Airport: Oakland's Historic North Field

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Business Jet Center

9351 Earhart Road

Oakland, CA 94621

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Old Oakland Airport (North Field) was dedicated by Charles Lindbergh and often visited by Amelia Earhart. One of the nation’s most historic aviation sites, its original facilities—five hangers, an administration building, and a hotel, built between 1927 and 1929—are largely intact. A level walk. Afterwards you may wish to visit the nearby Oakland Aerospace Museum.

Leader: Woodruff "Woody" Minor has written extensively about Bay Area history on topics ranging from aviation and shipping to architecture and urban development. His books include Pacific Gateway: An Illustrated History of the Port of Oakland focusing on the city's proud legacy as a maritime and aviation center. He is currently writing a history of Alameda.

Location: Meet at Business Jet Center, 9351 Earhart Road (west on Hegenberger Road from 880, right on Doolittle, left on Swan) Park in lot across from the building; assemble under the trees.

This event is sponsored by the Oakland Heritage Alliance. Join or renew OHA membership for a $10 discount off member price.

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