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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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Great historical overview

The location was closed upon my arrival, but even the information found among the exterior exhibits quenched my thirst for knowledge about this area's most recent developmental... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Orange County, California
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Orange County, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
46 attraction reviews
414 helpful votes 414 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The location was closed upon my arrival, but even the information found among the exterior exhibits quenched my thirst for knowledge about this area's most recent developmental pioneers. I loved the mini-garage built around an early shuttle service automobile used to ferry passengers and primarily goods such as groceries to and from neighboring areas. Wanting to know even more, I... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It's a good place to stop and get a feeling for the history of the area. The docent there seemed to enjoy talking to people as they came in. If you are in the area, it's worth stopping by.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The museum is presented in a somewhat chronological layout. Contributions by many of the locals help understand the history of this high desert. Docents available to explain the background. A visit helped me understand the high desert better than looking on the web. This is a field trip destination for local school children.

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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It was fun listening to the docents tell their stories. I didn't know this museum was even in Twentynine Palms, until we got bored at the hotel waiting for the room to be cleaned, and decided to drive around and found it.

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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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252 reviews 252 reviews
33 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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24 reviews 24 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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