Visit Museum of History Benicia

Hours and Admission

Open: Weds – Fri 10am-4pm, Sat – Sun 1pm-4pm

$10 for Adults

$7 for Students and Seniors 60 and over

$5 for Children ages 5-12

Under 5, Active Duty Military with ID, and Museum Members Free

California Association of Museums
American Association for State and Local History
Blue Star Museums
Museums For All
North American Reciprocal Museum Association

Public Tours

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours are available during our regular hours and no appointment is required. Our self-guided tours include Gallery 9 — featuring artifacts and storyboards from the Native Patwin tribes of Solano County to the founding of Benicia, California Statehood, The Benicia Arsenal, and more; Gallery 7 — The Benicia Fire Collection; and the Downtown Gallery — featuring Benicia’s part in the growth of California from 1900 through WWI, WWII, and beyond.

Please allow 1 to 1 1/2 hours if visiting all locations on your Museum tour. All galleries are handicap accessible.

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

Guided Tours & Group Tours

Guided Tours during museum hours (Wed – Fri 10am to 4pm & Sat-Sun 1 to 4pm) can be booked for groups of 10 or more people. Tours can also be scheduled outside Museum hours by arrangement.

Please note: There is limited availability for guided tours on weekends and in the month of December. Available guided tours include the Arsenal locations (Gallery 9, Gallery 7, and the Powder Magazine), Downtown only, or a comprehensive tour of both the Arsenal and Downtown galleries.

Please allow 1 to 1 1/2 hours for a tour, and up to 2 hours for the comprehensive Museum tour.

The Gallery 9, Gallery 7, and the Downtown Gallery are handicap accessible. The Powder Magazine is located about a quarter mile from the Museum (accessible by car), and entrance to the Powder Magazine requires climbing a short flight of four stairs. 


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

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