Benicia, California, The Benicia Camel Barn Musuem, U.S. Army, U.S. Army Camel Corps, U.S. Camel Corps

The Benicia Historical Musuem At The Camel Barns

In 1850, the U.S. Army built a warehouse, in Benicia, California, that they named the “Benicia Camel Barn” because it was used to store supplies for the experimental U.S. Camel Corps.

The Benicia Camel Barn was also called the Benicia Arsenal by the U.S. Army.

During the U.S. Civil War, the Benicia Camel Barn was guarded to protect the arms inside from being raided by the Confederate troops in California.

The Benicia Arsenal was used

The Benicia Historical Musuem at the Camel Barn, also referred to as the Benicia Camel Barn Musuem, was established after the army decommissioned the depot in 1964.


Author’s Note:

I got a tour of the museum from the author Jim Lessenger whom has written several books on California history including:


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