Drum Barracks Civil War Museum

The Drum Barracks Civil War Museum teaches the history of the Civil War, with an emphasis on California’s role in the conflict. The museum is housed in the last remaining wooden building of the original Drum Barracks (named after Lt. Col. Richard C. Drum), which served as the main staging, training, and supply base for the Union Army and military operation in the Southwest.

Visitors can tour the courtyard, parlor, armory, barracks room and more. Public tours are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. All visitors must accompany a guided tour.



Drum Barracks Civil War Museum
1052 N. Banning Blvd.
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 548-7509