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Visit the Drum Barracks

Hours and admission, map and directions, and tour information

Research at the Library

The McDowell Library is available to researchers. The library may also be available for group meetings and receptions. Advance appointments are required. To inquire about using the library, please call the Museum at 310-548-7509.

Library Subjects

Army Weapons and Gear

Art and Photography

Battles - General

Battles - Specific Campaigns or Individual Battles

Biographies and Autobiographies

Children's Books on the Civil War

Civilians

Confederates

Essays and Commentaries, Political Histories and Economics

Lincoln

Medical

Miscellaneous

Naval Warfare

Reconstruction

Slavery and Black History

Union

Women and the War

War in the Far West

Western and California History