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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
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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Mojave California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Los Angeles, California
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155 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Been here many times over the years and it's always enjoyable. Kids will love the animal section where you can buy feed and feed them. Then there is a small little hike to get to the museum at the top of the hill but definitely worth it. You may even see Bison if you are there at the right time.... More

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This free museum and park is a really nice place to visit for a morning. It's a little hard to find, but your GPS should get you there. Follow the signs and hike up to the top of the hill (I think you can make arrangements to drive if you can't hike). The hike is beautiful. Great views and you'll... More

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Newhall, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you love western culture, history, art and cool museums... you should check this place out! I've done the free Mansion tour 5 times over the years and enjoyed it every time! Check out the bison on the hill and petting zoo down below. Great free thing for kids!!!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Driving around Newhall, CA you would not expect to find such a hidden gem. William S. Hart Mansion is such a unique place. You only need a couple of hours to take in the ground and mansion, but it could be visited a few times and each time you will see something new. The Mansion has a free tour every... More

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west hills, ca
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272 reviews 272 reviews
91 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

THis was the retirement home of William S Hart, a silent movie star. His home is high on a hill overlooking the Newhall area. It is well preserved with beautiful rooms and lots of western art. The grounds are large but hilly. There are even bison on the property. We went on a very crowded day when there was a... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This place is fascinating. I do not like the cowboy movie genre, but this I enjoyed. William Hart turned his home over to the State so that all could enjoy it because it was the fruit of his labor and the public had provided him with the ability to become a great success in his craft and he wanted to... More

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California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Hart Park and museum is hidden pleasure. The museum is small, but interesting; it accurately captures the era of silent westerns. The grounds are extensive; lawns, garden, and hiking trails. There is also a campground favored by local scout trips. By far, the best part is to hike up to the museum and overlook the city. It's quiet and lovely.... More

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Newhall, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The guided tour was fantastic and the grounds worth a visit - not to mention that its free to the public!

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London
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24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We visited this museum on the advice of locals and so glad that we did. The guided tour of the house was fascinating and interesting - those working there were very friendly and knowledgeable. This visit helped our European children to learn about history of cowboy films. The attractions down by the car park were worth a visit. We enjoyed... More

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