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! Public tours are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Weekend tours are offered on the 2nd and 4th Saturday only. You must have a reservation to visit the museum––no walk-ins.

Kidsguide Tip: Civil War Christmas is offered in December. The event features self-guided tours, Civil War Brass Band, Victorian singers, children’s crafts, plus horse drawn trolley rides.



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

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