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.”
The Museum is open:
Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Please be advised that during the summer months the Museum may close without notice if there is a heat or air quality advisory, as the Museum level of our building does not have air conditioning.
Thank you for your understanding.
The Museum serves the community in many ways.
Click the links below to learn more about what the Museum has to offer.
News & Notes
at the Camel Barns
WAKE UP TO YOUR HISTORY! Coffee, donuts, and a special presentation & tour Come to the Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns on Friday, October 19 at 10 AM for coffee and donuts and a presentation on the history of the Benicia Arsenal given by local historian...read more
I Dig Benicia! An Official California Archaeology Month Event, October 2018 Sponsored by the Benicia Historical Museum, Benicia Historical Society, and Archaeological Research Facility at UC Berkeley Benicia is home to many important archaeological sites...read more
by Beverly Phelan The Majestic Theatre in Downtown Benicia opened with great fanfare on February 23, 1920. By 7:30 PM – opening time – there were more than 1200 people waiting to be admitted, with only half of the people fortunate enough to get in at the first show!...read more
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
Free entry first Wednesday of every month