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Drum Barracks Civil War Museum

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Address: 1052 N Banning Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90744-4604
Phone Number: 3105487509

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A must-see for Civil War buffs

Housed in the last remaining wooden structure (the Junior Officers' Quarters) of what were once 22 buildings on a 60-acre, Union Army training and supply depot is a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2016
Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Housed in the last remaining wooden structure (the Junior Officers' Quarters) of what were once 22 buildings on a 60-acre, Union Army training and supply depot is a wonderful collection of photographs, artifacts, period furnishings and clothing, recreated rooms, weapons, munitions, and archival records. There is an extensive library of Civil War records (both Union and Confederate) and resource books.... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Myself and husband took our son age 9 and his buddy age 7 who are very into Civil War and our other Wars, this was such a treat for ALL of us!! Out tour guide(must take a tour $5 for adults kids free) was a very very nice you gal named America! She was so knowledgeable and fun!! The tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We found this real neat museum off the beaten track. We had a personnel docent, America Lopez whom was very knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed her tour very much.

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Toluca, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A great museum with lots of Civil War history in California! Many visitors are surprised that California played such an important role in the Civil War. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It is important to take one of the guided tours as there are many interesting facts to be learned. Tour takes about 90 minutes. Highly recommended for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Be sure to call first for times they are open it may vary, and plan your trip during the day, and you should have no problems. but this is a little rough at night in this area. The Civil War info and items they have are interesting to see, and where else can you see it out west. Low cost... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Sometimes we forget that a modern city like Los Angeles does have its own unique history and has more to offer than amusement parks and beaches. The Drum Barracks Civil War Museum is an amazing part of Los Angeles history. Who knew that Los Angeles had a connection to the American Civil War? Indeed it did and the history comes... More 

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