Alameda, Calif.—If there is one thing you will discover about Alameda when visiting this Northern California, East Bay city is that history lives, as evidenced in its museums. The museums make Alameda worth a visit as one of the city's great assets and highlights to exploring the history of California, and the world.
Meyers House Museum built in 1897, is located at 2021 Alameda Avenue, Alameda, California. The historic house been turned into a museum open to the public. House tours are available by reservations, and the house is also available for rental of special events. For tours (4th Saturday of the month, subject to change) call: (510) 521-1247 to make a reservation. alamedamuseum.org
USS Hornet Museum, home to the USS Hornet floating military ship museum. WWII history comes to life on this vessel which is a museum, and includes many special events throughout the year. Location: 2324 Alameda Avenue near Park Street. Call: (510) 521-1233. uss-hornet.org