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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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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 16 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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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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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Additional Information about William S. Hart Museum & Ranch

Address: 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall, CA 91321
Phone Number: (661) 254-4584; (661) 259-0855
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Newhall

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