Located in Benicia, California, approximately 38 miles east of San Francisco, the Benicia Capitol State Park is the only remaining California State Capitol building that was used prior to the State Capitol being moved to Sacramento. This building served as the third seat of California from February 1853 to February 1854. The Capitol building was originally constructed of approximately 40,640 bricks in 1852as a City Hall. In 1951 the Capitol building was acquired by California State Parks and fully restored to its original condition. True, it’s not as grand as the current State Capitol Building in Sacramento but in my opinion, it is still the “Grandest” building in the small community of Benicia. Of course, the day I decided to visit was a Tuesday and the Capitol building was not open so unfortunately, I cannot share inside pictures.