Drum Barracks Civil War Museum
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Four Hours: A Civil War outpost in SoCal? Head to ‘Wilmas’ for that, and more

The Drum Barracks Civil War Museum is one of the  last remaining Civil War-era military facilities in the Los Angeles area.

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The Drum Barracks Civil War Museum grounds are said to be haunted and special October spooky-themed tours are on offer.

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The powder magazine is a Los Angeles historic-cultural monument that was used to store ammunition and was originally part of Camp Drum, a facility built during the Civil War.

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Historic graffiti dating back to the 1800s is seen on the brick of the powder magazine, including initials made by Wilmington founder Phineas Banning’s three sons.

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Christian Barradas, who lives across the street, stands by the mural at El Mercado Market in Wilmington.

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A bicyclist zips past the mural at El Mercado Market,  originally painted in 1979.

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An Indian peacock walks along one of the homes in the Wilmington historical district.

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A wild Indian peahen in the historical district of  Wilmington.

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Wild peafowls were initially brought to Wilmington by residents in the Victorian Age.

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The Banning Museum is the 23-room Greek Revival home of Phineas Banning, a key figure in the settling of Los Angeles, and features interior decorations in  Victorian-era fashion.

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Steven Robles and his mother Oralia Robles have lunch at Red West Pizza in Wilmington.

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A jalapeño, pineapple and pepperoni pizza at Red West Pizza.

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Wilmington’s Red West Pizza is a favorite gathering spot for locals.

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