BENICIA HISTORICAL MUSEUM
In accordance with CDC, State, and Federal mandates and for the health and safety of our volunteers, visitors, and staff, the Museum is currently closed.
Our Offices are closed to the public, but staff will be operating from home on limited hours during our regular business days, Tuesday through Friday between 9am and 2pm. You may reach the Museum office by email at email@example.com.
Thank you for your understanding.
“The history of California is written in the story of Benicia.”
Regular Museum Operating Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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 Benicia Historical Museum
After a year and a half of renovations, on May 19, 1985, the former Benicia Arsenal Building #9 became the Camel Barn Museum and opened its doors to the public. 35 years later, the Benicia Historical Museum celebrates the hard work and dedication of the many...read more
By Executive Director Elizabeth d'Huart, March 20, 2020 As I was preparing the Spring edition of the Museum newsletter, I received the Solano County “Shelter in Place” notification, an unsurprising development considering other neighboring county shutdowns and...read more
By Brendan Riley Published in the Vallejo Times-Herald, March 29, 2020 Captain Matthew Turner designed and built more watercraft than any other American shipbuilder working at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries – a total of 228 brigantines, sloops,...read more
The Museum serves the community in many ways.
Click the links below to learn more about what the Museum has to offer.
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 60 and over and Students, $2 for Children
Free entry with Military Identification