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Benicia Capitol State Historic Park

Contact Information

(707) 745-3385

Park Hours

Open Thursday Noon - 4pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Closed Monday - Wednesday
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Driving Directions to Benicia Capitol SHP

The historic park is located at 115 West G Street in Benicia, not far from Vallejo.

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Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are not available for this park.

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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.


Available Activities and Facilities at Benicia Capitol State Historic Park

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