Benicia Capitol State Historic Park

Phone Number

(707) 745-3385

Park Hours

Open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Dogs Allowed?


Driving Directions to Benicia Capitol SHP

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

Online reservations are not available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

Historical/Cultural Site
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Family Programs
Drinking Water Available

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, and a top hat.

Located next door to the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park is the Fischer-Hanlon House. This house had once been part of a fire-damaged, gold-rush-era hotel. Joseph Fischer, a prominent businessman in Benicia, purchased a salvageable portion of the hotel and moved it to its current location at 135 West G Street. The hotel was converted to a home for Fischer's family sometime after 1858. In 1968 the family deeded the house with its original artifacts and furnishings to California State Parks. Presently, the house interprets the lives of its upper middle-class family residents from the mid -1800's through 1968.

Contact the park for school visit fee waivers, school visit reservations or programs, guided tour requests or group visit reservations.


Benicia State Historic Park
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA 94510

Fischer Hanlon House
135 West G Street
Benicia, CA 94510

Additional Visitor Services

  • City of Benicia, Office of Economic Development (Collect fees and provide public services)
  • City of Benicia (Grounds and restroom facility maintenance)

Seasons/Climate Recommended Clothing

The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.