By Nicole Cormier
For history buffs, there is a museum dedicated to the Civil War, and California’s role in it right near Los Angeles. The Drum Barracks Civil War Museum is housed in the last remaining military posts built during the war in the area. A tour of the Drum Barracks takes you through the whole estate, including the courtyard, parlor, library, barracks room, officer’s bedroom, model room, armory and technological advances room. Every area is modeled and decorated as it would have been during the Civil War, with some items more influential than others, like an original gatling gun, an 1869 Steinway grand piano and a 34-star flag. Don’t forget to stop by the Drum Barracks Museum gift shop on your way out to buy some items to commemorate your visit.
The Drum Barracks Civil War Museum is located in Wilmington, right outside of Long Beach. Opt to stay in the area, as there are many hotels and restaurants. The Long Beach Best Western is the best bet for price and quality if you want to be close to the museum. Whether you want to step out or order in, try George’s Greek Cafe which received good reviews by locals and tourists alike.
Make the drive to the Drum Barracks in a machine that will reflect modern day performance and the elegance of days past like a 2013 SL65 AMG Roadster from Mercedes-Benz of Encino.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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