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William S. Hart Museum & Ranch

Address: 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall, CA 91321
Phone Number: (661) 254-4584; (661) 259-0855
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Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Newhall
Type: Historic sites, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Campbell, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 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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28 reviews 28 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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256 reviews 256 reviews
145 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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