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, 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).