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Visit the Drum Barracks

Hours and admission, map and directions, and tour information

Museum Shop

No visit to our museum would be complete without a stop in the Museum Shop. We have a wide variety of items related to Civil War and local history.

The shop has items for all ages. Children can find toys, games and books from the Civil War era. Musical instruments include the fife, drum, harmonica, jaw harp, kazoos and tambourines. There are notepads, note cards, pens, and pencils.

A bestseller is The Beat of the Drum by Don MacDowell, a history of the military post and the museum. Beyond the Battles by Dave Bean, a long time docent at the Museum, is a spell-binding story of the drama and heartbreak surrounding John Rains during the Civil War.  We also carry Wilmington, an Arcadia book on the history of this community, along with many books on the Civil War.

One of our special areas is the used books section. If duplicate books are received as donations, the extras are priced very reasonably and offered for sale in the Museum Shop. This is a great opportunity to add to your collection.

We have jewelry, figurines, music CDs, postcards, playing cards, reproduction currency and much, much more.

Items personalized with the Drum Barracks logo include:

  • mugs
  • keychains
  • color changing design book bags and tote bags
  • color-changing design t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies
  • sweatshirts with Gatling Gun screening
  • note cards with a drawing of the building