Open Thursday Noon - 4pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Closed Monday - Wednesday
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Driving Directions to Benicia Capitol SHP
Camping and Lodging
Online reservations are not available for this park.
Brochures and Campground Maps
Upcoming Park Events
No events scheduled at this moment.
Benicia Capitol State Historic Park is the site of California’s third seat of government (1853-54). It is the only pre-Sacramento capitol that survives.
The original building has been restored with reconstructed period furnishings and exhibits. The interior includes a board-for-board reconstruction of the building’s original floor with ponderosa pine. The desks, three of which are originals from the Benicia period or earlier, are furnished with a candlestick, a 19th century newspaper, a quill pen and a top hat.
Contact the park for school visit fee waivers, school visit reservations or programs, guided tour requests or group visit reservations.
Location - Directions
Take East 2nd Street Exit off of Highway 780. Go left on East 2nd Street, right on Military East, and left on First Street.
The historic park is located at 115 West G Street in Benicia, not far from Vallejo.
Seasons/Climate Recommended Clothing
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.