Benicia Historical Museum

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Benicia Historical Museum
4.5
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
The Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns is located in the heart of the historic Benicia Arsenal (The Arsenal land was turned over to the City of Benicia in 1964 from the US Army.) The Museum highlights local history from the Patwin Tribes to modern times with our Sustainability and Granizo Art Tiles exhibits. At the Museum you will learn how this little city reflects the larger changes of the state of California and how Benicia influenced several of these changes. "The history California is written in the story of Benicia."
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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4.5
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Kathy B
Benicia, CA20 contributions
4th graders field trip
Oct 2018 • Family
Lots of fun learning the history of the Camel Barn and Magazine. We did hands on activities like in the pioneer days. Docents are very knowledgeable and enjoy sharing the history with you.
Written September 3, 2019
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mc858ca
Benicia, CA8 contributions
Great Historic Museum
Feb 2019 • Friends
This is a nice little museum with a huge story to tell. Benicia played a significant role in California's early years. The museum has many professionally updated exhibits. Even if you have been in the past, it is worth visiting again.
Written March 17, 2019
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applejax10
Wenatchee, WA17 contributions
Great visit!
Oct 2018 • Couples
Very friendly nformative including interactive displays with knowledgeable volunteers. This is an interesting area to take a drive around and the views are beautiful.
Written October 21, 2018
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TerryRxyz
Boone, NC91 contributions
Hard to Find But Worth It
May 2018 • Couples
Lots of interesting exhibits on the history of the town and surrounding area. Very knowledgeable fellow at the desk was happy to talk about a variety of topics. It's self-paced so you can move through the exhibits as quickly or slowly as you like.
Written May 22, 2018
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pjsbarb
Benicia, CA43 contributions
A Must See and Do
Jan 2018 • Couples
The Benicia Historical Museum Is a Gem. So much to see and I learned so much about Benicia and California, and I am a native to California. The permanent and traveling exhibits, just wonderful. The Docent was so knowledgeable. I just loved how quaint it was. I had numerous ah ha moments.
Written March 28, 2018
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Deb M
Benicia, CA6 contributions
Benicia History at it's Best!
Jan 2018 • Family
Great visit at the Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns! First hand opportunity to learn about Benicia's rich history through guided docent tours of numerous exhibits. Private tours can be arranged as well.
It will peak your curiosity and you'll want to learn more. Gift Shop offers a number of publications plus other momentos you'll find of interest.
Take time to visit the museum. You'll be glad you did.
Written January 21, 2018
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Shadow010
San Francisco, CA168 contributions
Fun history
Oct 2017 • Friends
Very informative about California and especially local history. Who knew the Pony Express came through here, or that the US Camel Corps was here? Learnabout the many important manufacturing businesses that were once in Benicia and its hitory as an important military arsenal. It' not a location you are likely to come upon by chance, so you much search for it.
Written January 13, 2018
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481elly
Benicia, CA31 contributions
Interesting on-site visit of early settlers (1849) buildings: armory and museum
Dec 2017 • Solo
I am a docent at the Benicia Historical Museum. Hours 1:00 to 4 pm Wed-Sun. The buildings and exhibits include videos and documents of life at this U.S. Army Post in Benicia before California became a State in 1849.
Written December 9, 2017
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Roz221
Benicia, CA3 contributions
A complete history of Benicia
Jun 2017 • Solo
Many details are seen here. If you run into the curator, she's a walking history book of Benicia - such knowledge. It is a small museum so it would be a short visit but complete visit.
Written July 5, 2017
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Peter H
2 contributions
Unusual and Very Good
Feb 2016 • Family
Very interesting, well-done, and unusual displays, such as Benicia's history as an Army Post, where generals, such as U.S. Grant, served. The highly detailed Victorian dollhouse is beautiful. It takes an afternoon, or more, to really appreciate and see everything! The docent that day, who is a Mechanical Engineer and owns a business in the Industrial Park, was great to talk to. When open, an old magazine storage bunker is truly amazing for its immensity and incredibly thick walls!
Written July 26, 2016
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Benicia Historical Museum is open:
  • Wed - Sun 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM