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Benicia is a city in Solano County in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Although its service was short, Benicia was the third city to serve as state capital of California.

Get in[edit]

You can take both Interstate 780 from Vallejo or Highway 680 from Fairfield to reach Benicia.

Bus service is provided by SolTrans and Solano Express.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Benicia Capitol State Historic Park, 115 West G St (intersection of 1st St and G St downtown), +1 707 745-3385. Th 12–4PM; F–Su 10AM–5PM. The Benicia Capitol was the site of the third California State Capitol. Aside from the current Capitol Building in Sacramento, it is the only remaining State Capitol building. Next door is the Fischer-Hanlon house, a historic structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which shows how an upper-middle class family lived from approximately the 1860s to the 1960s. $3. Benicia Capitol State Historic Park (Q4887935) on Wikidata Benicia Capitol State Historic Park on Wikipedia
  • 2 Benicia Historical Museum, 2060 Camel Rd, +1 707 745-5435, fax: +1 707 745-5869. W-Su 1PM-4PM. The Benicia Historical Museum is housed in the former Benicia Arsenal, a United States Army Depot, home of the infamous Camel Corps. Adults $5, Seniors/students $3, Children 6-12 $2, 5 and under free. Benicia Arsenal (Q4887934) on Wikidata Benicia Arsenal on Wikipedia
  • Historic Downtown, 1st Street from G Street to the waterfront. Downtown Benicia is the home to several historic structures, including the Southern Pacific train station at the end of 1st St. The remains of the ferry dock that used to carry train cars across the channel can be seen along the shoreline. Walking tour brochures can be found at the Benicia Capitol State Park.


  • Benicia Skatepark (Exit from I780 North onto E. 2nd St. turn right and follow to Rose Dr. Take a left and follow to Community Park Drive where Benicia Community park will appear on your right hand side. It is in the park). A free skatepark to go to for Skateboards, skates and bikes. A very large skatepark. If you are into any of those sports, then it is a must-see.





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