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Fort McArthur Military Museum

3601 S Gaffey St, Los Angeles, CA 90731-6969
+1 310-548-2631
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Hidden history gem

A little hard to find but worth it. We easily found the barracks and Korean Bell but no signage to... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Tim H
Ovilla, Texas, United States
WWII History and More

Made the drive over after visiting the Drum Barracks and ended up spending the afternoon walking... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Fullerton, California
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3601 S Gaffey St, Los Angeles, CA 90731-6969
+1 310-548-2631
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

A little hard to find but worth it. We easily found the barracks and Korean Bell but no signage to the military museum was confusing. Fortunately we asked a Parks and Recreation employee for directions. Limited parking on street which works in visitor's favor reducing...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Made the drive over after visiting the Drum Barracks and ended up spending the afternoon walking around the museum and surrounding area. Wear comfortable shoes as there is lots of walking and most of it is not paved but dirt and grass. Be sure to...More

Thank Andre2411
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Good museum for a quick stop or a longer stay. The museum staff and volunteers are friendly and passionate about the history of Fort MacArthur. Walk through everything and ask question for the best experience.

Thank LSMullins
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Since I like old military historical places, this is right up my alley. I have been coming here for many years. It's nice to walk around and put yourself back in time when this was a functioning military base. Quiet a few movies have been...More

Thank esethebomb
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Spend the time reading the fine print. Did you know that a ship was actually sunk off our coast by a sub before Peal harbor? Check out how they defended our west coast to keep us out of the war.

Thank fmattship
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

So our destination was the Korean Bell next door, when I was looking at google maps and spotted Fort McArthur from the satellite view. It turns out it was closed for the day. There was a man working we talked to for a while about...More

1  Thank Conrad68
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Who knew? Not too many back in the WWII days when West coast harbor defenses were guarded secrets, but Ft. McArthur's coastal artillery defense gun batteries are still here. Open only 12pm - 4-5pm on, I believe, Tues, Thurs & Saturday (better Google it) and...More

Thank David B L
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

My kids had a great time walking through this small yet amazing museum. The views from the top of the battery are great.

1  Thank Juan V
Reviewed 16 April 2015

By visiting the Fort MacArthur Museum with my wife, two fellow former Army musicians and a new Marine friend, I was able to experience a wonderful look into California military history. I was able to connect with a former Ft. MacArthur Army band member, and...More

2  Thank tglaffey
Reviewed 17 February 2015

This is a small military museun that is located in an actual coastal gun placement to protect the LA coast and harbor. The museum has some great displays covering little known WW II events off of the Southern Calif. Coast and the great LA Air...More

Thank 707clayg
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