DONATIONS and THE CAMP ROBERTS HISTORICAL MUSEUM Foundation:
The Camp Roberts Historical Museum receives no government funding, so your donations are very important to us. We are an official non-profit organization in California, overseen by the State Military Department. The Museum is run by an all-volunteer force. We subsist on visitor donations, special donations, an occasional small grant, our membership program, and proceeds from the Museum Gift Shop. Anyone wishing to help the Museum in its mission to preserve and relate the history of Camp Roberts and its soldiers is invited to send a check in any amount, made payable to the "Camp Roberts Historical Museum Foundation." Our mailing address is:
The Camp Roberts Museum
Camp Roberts, CA 93451-5000.
Donors will receive a formal letter of thanks, noting the amount of the donation along with the Museum's non-profit tax-exempt number for tax purposes.
THE MAIN MUSEUM
Camp Roberts, California
The Museum is always eager to accommodate group tours. Our volunteers are very conscientious and eager to host larger groups that cannot make it on our normal Thursday or Saturday.
If your tour group, veterans group or civic club would like a special tour of the Museum, please contact the Chairman/Curator, Gary McMaster, at (805) 286-6431, to make arrangements.
The Camp Roberts Historical Museum is the largest Army museum in California, and is located on Camp Roberts, California, just halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on US Hwy. 101 (12 miles north of ) at exit 244.
The Museum is the repository for the entire history of one of America's largest and most historic Army installations, and is open to the general public on Thursdays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding some National Holidays).
Groups are welcome, and lunch may be arranged ahead of time at the new dining facility There is also a shaded picnic area in the back garden of the Main Museum for those bringing their own lunches. There are also other food options on the camp.
The Museum has a great many interesting exhibits in both of its exhibit buildings--the Main Museum and the Museum Annex and has many historic vehicles, both tracked and wheeled, on display.
The topics of its exhibits range from the early ranches and the Salinas Indians through World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam, to present-day mobilizations to the Middle East.
The Museum has a small gift shop, a video viewing room, a conference room, library and archives, a picnic area, and other facilities. Handicapped ramp and parking are provided at the facility.
Many celebrities have trained at Camp Roberts, including Caspar Weinberger, Red Skelton, Robert Mitchum, and Bob Newhart (see our Wall of Fame).
Admission is always FREE to all!
Access: If visitors do not possess an active or retired military ID card, they must stop at the Security Office to obtain a visitor pass before entering the Camp. A Driver's license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance will be needed to get the pass.