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Benicia Historical Museum

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Hours: Weds – Sun 1pm-4pm

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Self Guided Tours

Self guided tours are available during our regular hours (Wed – Sun 1-4pm) and no appointment is required. Our self-guided tours include the main Museum, featuring artifacts and storyboards: from the Native Patwin tribes of Solano County, the founding of Benicia, California Statehood, The Benicia Arsenal, Industrialization, to the arts in Benicia.

Please allow 1 to 1 1/2 hours for your Museum tour. The Museum is handicap accessible.

Tours of the Powder Magazine are not available as part of a self-guided tour.  See below for information about guided tours.

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Guided Tours & Group Tours

Guided Tours during museum hours (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wednesday through Sunday) can be booked for groups of 8 or more people. Tours can also be scheduled outside Museum hours, Tuesdays through Fridays between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

Please note: There is limited availability for guided tours on weekends and in the month of December. All tours include the main Museum, featuring artifacts and storyboards: from the Native Patwin tribes of Solano County, the founding of Benicia, California Statehood, The Benicia Arsenal, Industrialization, to the arts in Benicia.

Please allow 1 to 1 1/2 hours for your Museum tour. The Main Museum Gallery is handicap accessible. 

If your group is interested in visiting the Powder Magazine, allow an additional 1/2 hour. Be aware that the Powder Magazine is located about a quarter mile from the Museum, and the Powder Magazine Tour is only accessible by a short flight of stairs. 

GROUP TOURS

To arrange your group tour,call or leave a message here!

Museum Events

First Friday At The Museum

History Talks

Educational Programs

Art Camel Gallery

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