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Address: 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone Number: 760-367-2366
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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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29 Palms Museum ...

Very nicely preserved old times schoolhouse which has been repurposed into a museum dedicated to telling the history of the area. It's something that we don't really know anything... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Very nicely preserved old times schoolhouse which has been repurposed into a museum dedicated to telling the history of the area. It's something that we don't really know anything about until we visit and see the the photo archives and exhibits. Enjoyable. ...

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I had the fortune of getting a tour by Mari, and she was both relatable and funny. :) I learned a lot about the history of the 29 Palms Schoolhouse and enjoyed seeing all the lovely pieces of history that the group has managed to collect and preserve. I highly recommend stopping by to take a look if you're visiting... More 

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1 Thank Christine K
Orange County, California
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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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4 Thank TiffMateas
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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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3 Thank Dana V
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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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2 Thank Kevin M
Los Angeles, California
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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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3 Thank CaliforniaTraveler19
Idyllwild, California
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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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1 Thank ExplorerMan65
Pahrump, Nevada
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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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3 Thank Jim L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

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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1 Thank GlynCarre
Los Angeles, California
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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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