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Benicia Historical Museum

2060 Camel Rd, Benicia, CA 94510-2339
+1 707-745-5435
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A complete history of Benicia

Many details are seen here. If you run into the curator, she's a walking history book of Benicia... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Benicia, California
Unusual and Very Good

Very interesting, well-done, and unusual displays, such as Benicia's history as an Army Post, where... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Peter H
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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.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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2060 Camel Rd, Benicia, CA 94510-2339
+1 707-745-5435
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

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.

Thank Roz221
Reviewed 27 July 2016

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...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Nice summary of the area's history with basic displays, lots of texts and photos. Worth about 45 minutes to get a great introduction.

Thank carolina_yankee
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We Finally came to the Museum, and it is a gem. The address is on Camel Road (the North end of the huge building), but the ENTRANCE is on Fir road (the South end of the same two story building). The Museum is just north...More

1  Thank Jo W
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Mike, the docent was full of information and also helped me plan a scenic route for the rest of my trip!

1  Thank Poetrydancer
Reviewed 1 February 2016

This is an excellent museum covering lots of Benicia history. It’s not often we visit a used camel lot. The docents are knowledgeable, friendly and present their information in an easy to understand way. I’ve lived in The Bay Area since 1949. This is the...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

For 40 years we've driven past Benica and never stopped. We decided to have lunch at the first street cafe and while there wondered about this town and it's history. The museum was a little hidden gem. We had to hunt for it but we're...More

Thank Dave49
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Stopped by on our day trip to Benicia (lived there for 18 years), and found a photo of my dad on a poster board depicting his role in the Jimmy Doolittle raid on Tokyo. It was wonderful to see, as you can imagine. He was...More

Thank pres2n
Reviewed 25 June 2015

On a day trip to Benicia, I stopped by the historical museum. The staff there is superb. The staff spent time with me explaining the many exhibits, telling me stories about the artists in the area. They let me know more about the person who...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 23 October 2014

What is not good to great in Benicia, the former capital of CA., camels, history., great restaurants, shops that have a wonderful selection of beautifully unique gifts for all occasions., Like I said, what is "not to like about Benicia., During the week enjoy the...More

Thank Paula U
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