Events are sponsored by the Benicia State Parks Association. Vintage Lawn games are held on the Capitol lawn, hand churned ice cream is made, period attired volunteers join in the July Torchlight Parade, lemonade and cookies are served in the tradition of the Hanlon sisters, warm cider and cookies from the wood burning stove are served in the Fischer Hanlon house kitchen during the winter Open House, and Victorian Ornament making is done at the Capitol building.

These events are made possible through donations and consistent community involvement. A Capitol Gift Shop is operated by the Association. Wooden toys, books and California State Parks materials are available for sale in the shop.


Operating Hours

Thurs: 12-4, Fri-Sun: 10-5

Entry Fee

Adults: $3
Children 6-17: $2
Children 5 & under: Free


State Capitol:
115 West G St., Benicia, CA

Fischer-Hanlon House:
135 West G St., Benicia, CA

On the days of operation the hours for the State Capitol and the Fischer-Hanlon house are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Times and dates for guided tours of the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park and the Fischer-Hanlon house change due to the current status of the park’s closure days.

The operation days at the Benicia State Recreation Area are also subject to change. Scheduled group and school tours of the historic park need to be made through the Benicia State Parks office. An additional charge may apply for the scheduled historic interpretive tours. Visitors are advised to call prior to scheduling a visit or to schedule a group tour.

The adult admission ticket fee for the historic park is $3 and $2 for children 6-17 years of age. Included in the ticket fee is admission to the Historic Benicia State Capitol, the Fischer-Hanlon house, the historic house garden and the Carriage house.