BENICIA HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Exhibits housed in the 1850s original Benicia Arsenal buildings,
offering educational tours of the Museum buildings
“The history of California is written in the story of Benicia.”
Regular Museum Operating Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Please be advised that during the summer months the Museum may close without notice due to high temperatures or a heat or air quality advisory, as the Museum level of our building does not have air conditioning.
Thank you for your understanding.
Need research assistance? Our historians can help! Contact us for more information.
(Fees may apply)
The exhibits, education programs, and community activities presented by the Benicia Historical Museum are made possible in part through the generous donations of the community
Won’t you join us in preserving our city’s important contributions to local and nation history?
News & Notes
at the Camel Barns
Join us on Wednesday, October 30, from 5:30PM to 7:30PM as we celebrate our newest permanent exhibit Gallery! The latest update in the ongoing renovation of the Museum’s permanent exhibit offerings features Robert Semple – Founding Father, The Vision, Semple and the...read more
Join us on Sunday, September 29th as B8 Theatre Company presents their new production, Strange Ladies, in a benefit matinee performance. As the U.S. enters World War I, a group of radical suffragists fights to win the right to vote. These women grapple with the...read more
Two men from opposite ends of the world come together to celebrate their passion for music. These true masters of their instruments create a musical experience that goes well beyond any musical genre. Their music, together with their lighthearted banter, is always met...read more
The Museum serves the community in many ways.
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People love us on Trip Advisor
“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. “
For additional information
contact the Museum Office at:
Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
$5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors and Students, $2 for Children
Free entry with Military Identification