Drum Barracks Civil War Museum

The Civil War was an important time for the United States regarding independence and the formation of this nation as we know it. Drum Barracks houses a Civil War Museum to remember the history of this important time. It is located in Los Angeles, California. Drum Barracks was an important part of history for California and its role in the Civil War. California remained in the Union helping protect the southwest like Arizona and New Mexico. The barracks was named after Richard Coulter Drum for his service in the Army from 1861 to 1871. The military operations were spread out over 60 acres, with 37 acres of a nearby harbor.

Today visitors can see these historic wood barracks on a tour of the war museum. On the first floor are the library, offices, parlor, gift shop, model room, and director's office. The second floor houses the married officer's bedroom, barracks, and armory. Each room has artifacts, collections, and volumes relating to the Civil War era. Several photographs, naval warfare memorabilia, and autobiographies can be searched through at the library. Museum tours are possible Tuesday through Thursday 10am and 11:30am, Saturday/ Sunday 11:30am and 1pm. A donation of $5 is optional.

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