California State Military Museum

Collection Description

The California State Military Museum houses over 33,000 artifacts as well a substantial library and archives. In addition to the main facility in Sacramento, the museum also has three satellite museums at Camp Roberts in Monterey County, Camp San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo County, and the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base (under development) in Orange County. We also oversee non-public Regimental Rooms at the San Diego Armory and other National Guard facilities across the state.

The Major General Walter P. Story Memorial Library and Research Center is one of the finest collections of military history writings in the western United States. With over 10,000 volumes and growing rapidly, the library is one of the state's hidden educational and historical treasures. Topics range from general military history to very specific and one-of-a-kind documents, such as original unit rosters of early California Militia units.

The California State Military Museum’s digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving images from the 1930s to the 1980s. The majority of the collection consists of informational and promotional videos from the U.S. Military, as well as documentary footage of military parades.

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1119 Second Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States

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