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CHL No. 169 Drum Barracks - Los Angeles


NO. 169 DRUM BARRACKS - Established in 1862, Drum Barracks became the United States military headquarters for Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico. It was a garrison and base for supplies, and a terminus for camel pack trains operated by the Army until 1863. Abandoned in 1866, the site remains a landmark of the Civil War in California.


1053 Cary St (corner Cary and Opp), Wilmington ~~~ Parking entrance: 1052 N. Banning Boulevard, Wilmington, CA
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Tours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10 and 11:30 am and Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. Visitors must take a guided tour. Suggested donation is $5 for adults.

NO. 169 DRUM BARRACKS - Front Exterior