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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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Newhall, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
109 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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111 helpful votes 111 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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27 helpful votes 27 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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