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Benicia Capitol State Historic Park

115 W G St, Benicia, CA 94510-3114
+1 707-745-3385
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Drove over to Benicia to try the Bloody Mary at the Rellik Tavern. Pul;led up on a sunday morning... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
San Diego, California
if you love state history

If you love state history, or want to take the kiddies someplace unique and educational. i would... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Lisa C
Benicia, California
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Park houses the Fischer-Hanlon house and the one time California State Capitol building.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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115 W G St, Benicia, CA 94510-3114
+1 707-745-3385
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Drove over to Benicia to try the Bloody Mary at the Rellik Tavern. Pul;led up on a sunday morning and across the street was the Old Capitol building. It was open on Sunday, walked in and the ranger, Tom, took me all around am=nd gave...More

1  Thank Vet3X
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you love state history, or want to take the kiddies someplace unique and educational. i would stop by here. Its the original state capital of California. this would be a nice stop in the quaint town of Benicia. many good restaurants around, or even...More

1  Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Benicia served as the third capital of the State of California (after San Jose and Vallejo), albeit briefly, from February 1853 to February 1854, when the Legislature voted to move the capital to Sacramento. This restored old capitol building is the only pre-Sacramento capitol still...More

1  Thank Akisato S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

If you are visiting the charming town of Benicia this little park is worth a visit. The capital building is nicely restored and appropriately furnished, complete with top hats on the desks. The staff is helpful and the exhibit room has some interesting information, including...More

1  Thank TerryRxyz
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Best place I've ever seen. Nice friendly people, beautiful place all over . Perfect weather . Many restaurants to choose from. Different cultures. Shopping centers! Lots of places for entertainment! Will gladly visit this gorgeous place again!!

Thank Ailisaba J
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I always knew it was there, but only recently did we take the drive up to Benicia. Right smack in the middle of the most quaint and vibrant town is the third state capitol of California, and the only one still standing before the capital...More

1  Thank 415Mark650
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Benicia was significant at the Time of the Gold Rush . It caused San Francisco to change it's name from Yerba Buena to San Francisco. Robert Semple the Dentist, was part of the Bear Flag revolution in Sonoma to have California go from Mexico to...More

Thank Gene G
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had a few days in the San Francisco area and as we were staying in Benicia we did a little local sight seeing as part of our trip. There is quite a bit of interesting history in the Benicia area which we hadn't really known...More

1  Thank peppermint
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a simple place to stop in and learn some California history. It is interesting to hear and know that so much took place in this little building.

Thank amarion
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great Historical place to visit. I hope the state grants the citizens of Benicia money to complete the restoration of a gem. This was the 2cnd Capital of california before the Capital was moved to Sacramento. A must see in a precious...More

Thank Larry B
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