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Benicia Historical Museum

Closed Now: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Hard to Find But Worth It

Lots of interesting exhibits on the history of the town and surrounding area. Very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2018
Boone, North Carolina
A Must See and Do

The Benicia Historical Museum Is a Gem. So much to see and I learned so much about Benicia and... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2018
Benicia, California
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“camel”(8 reviews)
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...more
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2060 Camel Rd, Benicia, CA 94510-2339
+1 707-745-5435
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

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.

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

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...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

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....More

Thank Deb M
Reviewed January 13, 2018

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...More

Thank Shadow010
Reviewed December 9, 2017

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.

Thank 481elly
Reviewed July 5, 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.

1  Thank Roz221
Reviewed July 26, 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

2  Thank PeterH6943
Reviewed July 12, 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 May 31, 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 February 12, 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
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