Each year the Drum Barracks Civil War Museum joins with the American Battlefield Trust and community organizations for Park Day, a day for giving service at Civil War sites around the country. Local civil war sites include the Drum Barracks Junior Officers' Quarters, Drum Barracks Powder Magazine and Phineas Banning Residence Museum
Do you want to learn to be a tour guide or school program educator at Drum Barracks Civil War Museum? Are you interested in Civil War artifacts, and historic preservation or want to welcome visitors at special events? There's a place for you as a member of the Drum Barracks Civil War Museum Volunteer Corps! During this four-week class, you will enjoy lectures, go behind the scenes with the curator and museum guides, and visit other historic sites in Wilmington. Classes are free but you must attend all four Saturdays to graduate. Contact the museum at 310.548.7509 to register or for additional information.
June 24, 2023 | Time: 11am-4pm
You will be amazed at the science and technology of the 19th century! Wet-plate photography, the telegraph, iron clad ships and submarines, these are just some of the innovations you can explore at the Drum Barracks Civil War Technology Fair. Talk to a blacksmith, learn how a cook prepared food for soldiers, and cover your ears as we fire the cannon. You can also enjoy lectures, self-guided tours of the museum, and a gigantic book sale.
November 18, 2023 | Time: TBD
Each year we join with the Sons of Union Veterans and Auxiliary to mark the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and remember the sacrifice of Drum Barracks' fallen soldiers.
December 2, 2023 | Time: 12pm-4pm
Drum Barracks will kick off the holiday season with five hours of fun and entertainment. Enjoy self-guided tours of the museum, a Civil War brass band, Victorian parlor singers, children's crafts, special exhibitions and displays and horse-drawn trolley rides.
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