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Benicia Historical Museum
Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Benicia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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. "The history California is written in the story of Benicia."
Reviewed 22 May 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TerryRxyz
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Reviewed 29 March 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 was. I had numerous ah ha moments.

Date of experience: January 2018
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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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