Site of Former Benicia Barracks
California State Historic Landmark 177
#177 Benicia Barracks Site
Benicia Barracks, established on April 30, 1849 and organized by
Brevet Lt. Col. Silas Casey, 2nd U.S. Infantry, was the U.S. Army headquarters for
the Department of the Pacific from 1852-1857. Also known as the "Post near Benicia," it
remained a garrison installation until 1898. The post hospital, built in 1856, is the
only remaining structure associated with the original barracks. The barracks became
part of the Benicia arsenal, which closed in 1964.
Nothing remains of this site.
Francesca Terrace Park, across from the Benicia National Guard Armory, 711 Hillcrest Ave, Benicia.
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