THE MAIN MUSEUM
Camp Roberts, California
The Camp Roberts Historical Museum is located on Camp Roberts, California, just halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on Highway 101 (12 miles north of ).
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 public on Thursdays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding National Holidays).
Groups are welcome, and lunch can be arranged ahead of time at the large camp mess hall. There is also a nice picnic area in the back garden of the Main Museum for those bringing their lunches.
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 mobiliza-tions to the Middle East.
The Museum has a large gift shop, two video viewing rooms, a conference room, two libraries, a picnic area, and other facilities. Handicap ramp and parking are provided at the facility.
Many celebrities have trained at Camp Robbers, including Caspar Weinberger, Red Skelton, Robert Mitchum, Bob Newhart, and there is also an exhibit on them as well.
Admission is always FREE to all visitors.
Access: If visitors do not possess an active or retired military ID card, they must stop at the Military Police headquarters on the right to sign in and obtain a visitor pass before proceeding past the gate guard and entering the Camp.