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Great visit!

Very friendly nformative including interactive displays with knowledgeable volunteers. This is an... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
applejax10
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Wenatchee, Washington
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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 22 May 2018
TerryRxyz
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Boone, North Carolina
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Reviewed 9 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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 481elly
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Reviewed 5 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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 26 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 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!

Date of experience: February 2016
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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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 31 May 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 of the merge of Interstate 780 and Interstate 680, and I had a hard time getting my bearings, but Sweetheart was fine. The Museum is small, but packs a lot of information. The Docents know a lot of Benicia history, and were very helpful. They offer sales of several books, and a few souvenirs, also. This trip could be a quick one, or you could read everything regarding the displays and easily spend an hour or more here. It made us go downtown and look at many landmarks. This was a nice relaxed afternoon.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Jo W
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