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 volunteers who helped make the Museum a reality and who keep this local gem running today.

As much as we would love to honor this milestone with a grand party, that will have to wait until we can all gather safely. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Museum with new exhibits as we look forward to the next 35 years and beyond!

 

  • The front page of the Benicia Herald from Sunday, May 19, 1985 announcing the opening of the Museum.