Wilmington's great history!
If you live in the area or just visiting and love a good day of history! Here are some places you must see!
Wilmington is a city in Los Angeles County near the port of Los Angeles. It was one of the first places to introduce transportation and shipping into the region, thanks to a successful business man, Phineas Banning. A highlight to any visit to Wilmington is the Banning museum comprised of the Phineas Banning's country ranch home built in 1864. Listed as a National Historic Landmark, tours are offered by decents who take you through the history of early Los Angeles through the eyes of Phineas and his family.
A rare collection of portraits, Banning family memorabilia, the ranch barn, and gift house, and 20 acres of lush gardens & grounds grace this 23-room estate. Bringing Greek Revival architecture to L.A., the Banning family lived in the home for over 60 years. The Banning Museum 401 East M Street, Wilmington, CA 90744 Tel: 310.548.7777
Another attraction worth checking out in Wilmington include Drum Barracks Civil War Museum, the U.S. Army headquarters for Southern California and the Arizona territory during the Civil War era. Location: 1052 N Banning Blvd., Wilmington, CA
A museum is housed in the last remaining wooden building of Drum Barracks named after Adjutant General Richard Coulter Drum, head of the Department of the Pacific, served as the Union Army headquarters in the Southwest (Southern California and the Arizona Territory) from 1861 - 1871. Drum Barracks, which was first called Camp Drum, served as the main staging, training and supply base for military operations in the Southwest. The land was sold to the Army by Phineas Banning, and B. D. Wilson, who each received one dollar, with the agreement that the land would revert back to them after the camp was closed.
After all that history visit Wienerschnitzel fast food restaurant's first Der Wienerschnitzel hot dog restaurant located on Pacific Coast Highway east of Figueroa St!