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Benicia Historical Museum

2060 Camel Rd, Benicia, CA 94510-2339
+1 707-745-5435
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Benicia History at it's Best!

Great visit at the Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns! First hand opportunity to learn... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Deb M
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Fun history

Very informative about California and especially local history. Who knew the Pony Express came... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Shadow010
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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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2060 Camel Rd, Benicia, CA 94510-2339
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 14 January 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

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Reviewed 10 December 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
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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.

1  Thank Roz221
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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

2  Thank Peter H
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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.

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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
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Reviewed 13 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
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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

2  Thank John L
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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

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