Find A Park


Browse With Map

Benicia Capitol SHP

by Leticia Syslo

 

Benicia Capitol SHP is a great place to go for any history buff, such as myself, but also any architectural enthusiast. The building itself is an all original structure and beautifully restored. I was most impressed by the very detail that went into each time-period piece of furniture and decor. Everything from gorgeous velvet curtains right down to an old spitoon is included. From outside, at first glance, I assumed my trip might be quicker than I thought, but sure enough I had spent well over an hour and a half inside just to see what was all offered. Besides the time-period pieces, there are also several rooms full of a series of exhibits and even a room for kids (or kids at heart) to play old games those children played during that era. 

 

 

 

The tour lasts about 25 minutes, and is actually a detailed, self guided video tour set up on a screen. 

 

 

During the holidays, the interior of the building is also decorated - even including a tree.

 

 

If you are lucky, you will also get the pleasure of being greeted by Mr. Jon Van Landschoot at the door. An extremely helpful and very funny State Parks Rep.

 

*** Please also note this particular park is only open on weekends until 5:00PM. 

 

Published: 01/30/2013

 


Recent Articles:

Q: Do Hellbenders Hustle?

Q: Do Hellbenders Hustle?

Khrista Watson

Corydon, IN - A: I don’t know. But on April 11th over a hundred participants gathered to get their hustle on to benefit hellbender conservation in Indiana. (read more...)

Caching out at Mounds State Park

Caching out at Mounds State Park

Lance Gideon

ANDERSON, INDIANA-Geocaching has become a fun hobby for many to enjoy the great outdoors. Mounds State Park has embraced this hobby by promoting it, and recently posted some coordinates on Facebook so people could easily find the geocaches. (read more...)

Weekend Getaway to James River State Park

Weekend Getaway to James River State Park

Abigail Evans

A weekend trip to James River State Park in September 2014. (read more...)