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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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Napa, California
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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 22 January 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. 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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Deb M
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Reviewed 13 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 a location you are likely to come upon by chance, so you much search for it.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Shadow010
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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
1  Thank Roz221
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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
2  Thank PeterH6943
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