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William S. Hart Museum & Ranch

24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall, CA 91321
(661) 254-4584; (661) 259-0855
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Newhall
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum is housed in the former home and ranch of silent film cowboy star and director William...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum is housed in the former home and ranch of silent film cowboy star and director William S. Hart.

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Newhall, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I took relatives to our local museum for the day. It is a free tour that I have taken many times, but not in recent years. The guides were extremely knowledgeable about the history and many pictures, paintings and artifacts within. I was a little disappointed in not being able to go in some rooms that were previously accessible, and... More 

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Palmdale, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Visited today and it was a nice tour but I remember liking it a lot more 25 years ago when I was a kid. The hike to the house it strait uphill. The tour was nice. I was disappointed to hear the gun collection I loved as a child was stolen in 1991. Didn't get a chance to see the... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

See the animals and take a walk on the trail to the Hart home overlooking the SCV. What a fantastic view. Enjoy the park and have a picnic with your family.

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Newhall, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Park has a rich and flavorful history. In its early years the park was a gathering place for families and tourist alike. Since L.A. took over structure of the park and its few programs, the park and its museum have fallen by the wayside.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A steep climb up the canyon to get to the house -well worth it. If an issue arrange to be able to drive up the narrow road to the house. Keep a look out for the buffalo!

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Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This place is a lot of fun, and perfect for families and people who like to hike. The attractions are the old buildings that were once a movie set and then the hideaway for William Hart and old time western movie star. A lot of famous people visited the place, that include many famous actors and aviators such as Barbara... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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140 reviews 140 reviews
109 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was my fav museum as a kid. Something about the cowboyness of it just made it fun. Tours of the residence are free, but only in the morning. Otherwise you are free to roam the park and visit the petting zoo.

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California
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4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A great half day experience for families of all ages. The story behind the original owner William S. Hart and his house is of interest to all. The house can be viewed on a private 30 minute tour. It remains authentic to the period. A small gift shop at the entrance has many interesting items including cold drinks for the... More 

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Whittier, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My family and I had a really nice time. We first visited the barnyard, where you can feed the animals. Then we went into the Ranch House, which preserves a lot of the actor's western themed items. Then we hiked uphill to his mansion, which was very interesting to find that everything was preserved. It is a very interesting historical... More 

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Mojave California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The home of William S Hart is a interesting place to visit. There are free tours several days a week. Tour was about 30 minutes. The home is beautiful, set on a hill and full of interesting Western themed items and Native art. I loved the house; so much more character than the giant "McMansions" that the well-off build these... More 

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