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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
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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Silent no more

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was my first visit in well over a decade and it did not disappoint. The house alone is worth visiting, but the fact that it was built by a silent-ear western star really adds to the experience. Mr. Hart was an animal lover and way ahead of his time on animal safety when making movies. He loved his horses... More 

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South Fallsburg, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I decided to visit the home of William S Hart, the most well known of the silent film cowboy stars. We were happy to find that the tour was free as was the parking. We found his home to be beautifully well preserved, and full of interesting artifacts. According to our guide the home is exactly as... More 

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Campbell, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our good Northern California friend (the bride) was marrying a real West Virginia cowboy on the day after the Rose Parade. Which had been part of their pre-wedding activities for those guests able to go. The William S. Hart Museum and Ranch were the perfect site for the cowboy themed wedding and reception. The activities (Wedding and then Reception) were... More 

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Sherman Oaks, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My husband, dog and I enjoyed a very relaxing lunch from a local taqueria in the park, enjoying the sounds of nature and the beauty of this clean park that I remember from my childhood. Can't wait to come back to hike up the hill to the museum and home of this famous hometown cowboy. Also want to check out... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Recently visited this place with a company and sales force I was flown in to speak to. Great "after" event site for our western themed party. The house has been well maintained and the museum they've turned it into was full of interesting exhibits and stories about William S. Hart, popular silent film cowboy movie star of the 1910-1920's. The... More 

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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191 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was my first visit. Perhaps because it was December 31, the Hart home was open for all guests to wander around at their leisure. We were told that this was not standard practice, but the fact that there were docents throughout the home to answer questions made the visit very interesting. The staff is quite friendly and knowledgeable, and... More 

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