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William S. Hart Museum & Ranch

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Address: 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall, CA 91321
Phone Number: (661) 254-4584; (661) 259-0855
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Description: This museum is housed in the former home and ranch of silent film cowboy...
This museum is housed in the former home and ranch of silent film cowboy star and director William S. Hart.
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A great piece of history right in the Santa Clarita Valley

Amazing tour of the William S. Hart mansion. An up close look at the silent film star's home in the country. A real cowboy mansion out of history. The tour was interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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los angeles
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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing tour of the William S. Hart mansion. An up close look at the silent film star's home in the country. A real cowboy mansion out of history. The tour was interesting & informative. The house was impressive. Well maintained. Great way to spend some leisure time in Awesometown!

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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Have been to the park several times over the years, with and without my pets. Have hiked, seen the bison, had small picnics, sat with a dying pet in the beautiful grass and soft breeze (before visiting the vet for euthanasia), and taken photos of the neat critters in the small zoo. Have never been disappointed ! There is also... More 

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Granada Hills
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

When you park the car you will notice a petting zoo as well as a grassy area. I don't recall seeing playground equipment. You will have to take a walk up the hill to see the actual house/museum. It's not very strenuous, but I can't imagine older fans of Mr Hart's movies getting up there too easily. Guides take in... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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253 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Enjoy going thru the house...you experience a bit of days by gone and movie history. Situated in nice park grounds and has a small animal zoo. Take time to enjoy looking around the ranch house, it is fascinating.

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Lebanon, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

What a nice layout with park, animal center, and original house used as a movie set with removable walls for filming....of course now it's a solid built cabin with scenes and artifacts from the movies Mr Hart produced in his 11 yrs of film making. Great to see the old silent movie playing and on top is a beautiful home... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

William S. Hart was a huge silent Western movie actor in the twenties. He built a nice home with a ranch on this site. After his death, it was donated to Los Angeles County. Admission is free, so makes for a great family outing. Be sure to scale the street or trail to view his home. Not huge by Hollywood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

William S. Hart was one of the top 3 world silent stars in the 1920's. Prior to his death he willed his home and property to the city of LA so visitors could see the grounds, and museum for free. The hike up to the museum and house is very short (less than 15 for those 60-70) We found it... More 

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I'm uncertain why the city/county who own this have retained the L O N G hike UP from the lower parking lot and park. Our group had reservations and an excellent tour, but the hike that had to be made by 3/4 of we senior citizens was daunting! Arrangements had been made for those of us unable to navigate the... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We were attending the Santa Clarita Cowboy & Poetry Festival and a tour was offered by the Ranch. I'm so glad we did it. It was simply "Amazing!" I never even know this gent existed. When he granted his property to the City (or County, not sure) he made them promise the tours would always be free to the public.... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This a cool place to see if you are a fan of westerns and/or cowboys. It is clear that Mr. Hart wished he was a real cowboy as compared to a movie cowboy. It seems he lived his dreams. The house is amazing and the ranch must have been something else in the 1920's when it was built. I was... More 

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