Drum Barracks Highlights artifacts, exhibits & historical figures...
Dr. Richard Gatling, who designed and patented the gun in 1861...
The Museum's square or box piano was built in 1869 by Steinway...
This autograph book, with signatures collected by Gilbert Edwin Dunbar, contains...
Did You Know... frequently asked questions
Drum Barracks is partnering with the Civil War Trust for Park Service Day, April 1, 2017
Help clean up Civil War sites in Wilmington, California. People of all ages are invited to lend a hand washing signs, pulling weeds, raking leaves and sweeping paths. Guides will share historical information at each of the sites visited. Participants will receive t-shirts and promotional items (while supplies last). Meet at Drum Barracks Civil War Museum at 9:00 am. For additional information call 310.548.7509.
Public Tour Schedule
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10:00 am and 11:30 am
Saturday and Sunday
11:30 am and 1:00 pm
The Drum Barracks Civil War Museum is closed to the public Monday and Friday.
There are no self guided tours, the only way to view the museum is on a guided tour.
A $5 donation is requested per person, children under 12 are free.
Reservations are required for groups of six or more. Appointments are required to use our research library. Call 310.548.7509 for an appointment.