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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 4 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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Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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hampshire
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98 reviews 98 reviews
11 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 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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Palm Springs
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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The park/ranch has a little of everything. Hart was a silent film star, very popular in his day. Tour his house, it takes less than 30 minutes. Beautiful, with western art and artifacts. The house is on top of a hill. If you have mobility issues, I think they will drive you to the house. Barnyard animals, bison, a dog... More

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Moreno Valley, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

First off: Do not use tripadvisor address link as direction, it will lead you to a deserted road. Instead, use their website address: 24151 Newhall Avenue Newhall, CA 91321 We had an unexpected trip to Santa Clarita over the weekend and during our downtime, this place was suggested to us by our hotel concierge. I was not expecting much from... More

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Stevenson Ranch, California
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is like living close to Ellis Island and never knowing it is there. My daughter and I drove literally down the street and were pleasantly surprised to find a truly historical and well preserved, historical Santa Clarita landmark. There is also a well maintained park, a tour of the building and a gift shop. Gave a real perspective of... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

The William S. Heart Ranch is the home of the silent western movie star William S. Heart. It's full of authentic western and Native American antiques. Stroll around the grounds, watch the bison, visit some of the original buildings of Newhall, Ca. You can even BBQ or pack a picnic. A good place to let the kids run around. It's... More

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New York City
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

an odd mishmash of things (Fritz' grave, a pet cemetery, a small zoo of live animals ranging from chickens to bison, a gift shop...) but a nice place to get away from the city noise in Newhall/Santa Clarita. Has BBQ facilities

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