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The museum is once again OPEN to the general public! Please come for a visit. Admission is free to everyone! 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 Paso Robles) at exit 244.

The Museum is the repository for the entire history of one of America’s largest and most historic Army installations. It is open to the general public on Thursdays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding some National Holidays).

Admission is always FREE to all!

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.

Please carefully read the page on Access to Camp Roberts to make sure you arrive with all the required ID to enter the base.

  • The museum has a large number of interesting and educational exhibits in its two exhibit buildings—the Main Museum and Museum Annex. The Main Museum has a gift shop, a video viewing room, a research library, and document and photo archives. The topics of the exhibits range from the early ranches on the property and the Salinan Indians, through World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam, to the first California National Guard mobilizations to Iraq. The building has two restrooms, a handicapped ramp and dedicated handicapped parking, as well as plenty of regular parking spaces.

  • The Museum Annex has many historic Army vehicles—both tracked and wheeled—on display, inside and outside the building. Topics of its many exhibits include the camp’s WWII Italian and German POWs, WWII-era camp support facilities, radio and stage shows, the local USOs, National Guard operations in Panama, Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army hospital, training here by our Allied nations, and a D-Day exhibit. The Annex is the site of our workshop and conference area. There is a handicapped ramp and two restrooms, including an ADA-compliant restroom, plus plenty of parking space.

  • Over the years, many celebrity soldiers have trained at Camp Roberts, including Caspar Weinberger, Red Skelton, William Holden, Robert Mitchum, and Bob Newhart. They and many more are featured on the Wall of Fame in our video viewing room where you can watch a 20-minute video on the history of the camp.

  • When the camp dining facility (main mess hall) is open for lunch, museum visitors are welcome. Meals are $5 and include salad bar, entrée, drinks and dessert. There is a large picnic/event area at the Main Museum that visitors are welcome to use if they are bringing their own food or are having it catered from town. There are also other food options in the main cantonment area, near the museum. They include the Post Exchange, the Internet Café Coffee Shop, the Guard Dog food vendor, and a mobile food vendor.

Main Museum Building 114 at Camp Roberts

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