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Address: 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone Number: 760-367-2366
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Description: Twentynine Palms Historical Society owns and operates the Old Schoolhouse...
Twentynine Palms Historical Society owns and operates the Old Schoolhouse Museum. Housed in the oldest public building in the area, it provides visitors a chance to experience a 1920s-era schoolroom, view artifacts and exhibits pertaining to the history of Twentynine Palms and surrounding desert, browse and purchase local books, gifts, and more.
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Took my family here and everyone enjoyed it, young and old. Interesting variety of stuff from the areas mining, homestead and military history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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Idyllwild, California
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Idyllwild, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Took my family here and everyone enjoyed it, young and old. Interesting variety of stuff from the areas mining, homestead and military history.

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Pahrump, Nevada
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a must see while in Twentynine Palms, great history of the area mining and some interesting art work. Very close to the 29 Palms Inn - which is great for lunch and they share activities with the museum.

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Guernsey, Channel Islands
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28 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Really enjoyed the visit. Everything is well presented. Basically in two parts, the school room and museum. Everyone is friendly and you learn a great deal about the history of the area. Free (donations)

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

When we arrived a little too early to check in at the Twenty Nine Palms Inn next to this little old museum, we decided to stroll over and check out the Weed Festival. Well, that's exactly what it was: a festival of weeds! The entire museum, small as it may be, was devoted to scores of "sculptures" created from an... More 

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Piedmont, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

For the price of a donation (whatever you want to give), you can view an impressive collection of area artifacts and pictures, and learn more about local history. The original schoolroom is intact, and there is also a good gift shop on site. It's well worth a visit if you're in town and have a bit of extra time.

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Joshua Tree, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The high Desert is unusual with it's contrasts from famous artists and musicians to the military, to the locals. the museum is located on the way to the park. The Docent there the day I visited was knowledgable, friendly and excited about the history of the area.

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Twentynine Palms, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

I really enjoyed the visit to this museum. The staff were very helpful and enthusiastically shared their local knowledge with me. The building has an interesting history and there are lots of well price items to purchase including a good selection of books.

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29 Palms
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Loved the Weed Show in November, a must see for visitors. The volunteers are very knowledgeable of the area and tours can be arranged. You can purchase gifts there also. Walking distance to the 29 Palms Inn for lunch or dinner and the main Art Gallery.

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