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. It’s the last remaining wooden building of Drum Barracks (named after Adjutant General Richard C. Drum) and 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! Tours will be offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Weekend tours are offered on the 2nd and 4th Saturday only. Open for tours only and by appointment, no self-guided tours.

Special events are held throughout the year including Civil War Technology Fair, Civil War Christmas, and more.



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

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