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What You Can Do

Contact the Benicia City Council

Ask the City of Benicia to create a park at Jefferson Ridge.

Call 707-746-4200, e-mail, or meet with Benicia City Council members to advocate for a public park at Jefferson Ridge. Speak during the public comment period at City Council meetings

Contact U.S. and State Representatives

Tell them the heart of the Benicia Arsenal Historic District—a National Register-listed place with key ties to state and U.S. history, dating back to before the Civil War—is threatened by development, with little chance for local control due to state laws for housing streamlining.

U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein


U.S. Senator Alex Padilla

San Francisco: 415-981-9369 OR Sacramento: 916-448-2787

State Senator Bill Dodd

Vallejo: 707-551-2389 OR Sacramento: 916-651-4003

State Assembly member Tim Grayson

Vallejo: 707-642-0314 OR Sacramento: 916-319-2014

Visit Jefferson Ridge

The grounds of the Clocktower Fortress—the original (1855) U.S. Army arsenal, currently owned by the City of Benicia—are a good place to start your tour and experience the beauty of Jefferson Ridge. See the Arsenal History page for a map and other details. Google Maps

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Learn more about the Arsenal and other Benicia history

Visit the Benicia Historical Museum, located in the Arsenal’s historic Camel Barns.

Tour the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area, designated in 2019 as the first National Heritage Area in California. The National Heritage Area includes the Arsenal and the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park.

Check out the City of Benicia’s Arsenal Historic District information, including the City’s adopted Arsenal Historic Conservation Plan.

Learn more about famous people associated with the Arsenal:​

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