Fischer-Hanlon House (part of the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park)
115 W G St
Benicia, CA 94510-3114
Phone: (707) 745-3385
The Fischer-Hanlon house was originally a hotel on another site in town, and after extensive fire damage, Joseph and Catherine Fischer moved and remodeled the building for their home in 1856. The house was occupied by successive generations of the family until it was donated to the State of California in 1969. It has been restored as a completely furnished home representative of middle-class living in the late 1800s in Benicia. The Victorian garden features heirloom varieties of trees and flowers, including a stunning wisteria plant over 100 years old. Tour the Fischer-Hanlon House (it is open by guided tour only) the third Saturday of each month and the first and third Sunday of each month. Tour times are 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tours are limited to seven visitors on a first-come, first-served basis, and are led by docents dressed in period attire. Additional tours are available with a reservation.