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William S. Hart Museum & Ranch

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Address: 24151 Newhall Ave, Newhall, CA 91321-2908
Phone Number: (661) 254-4584; (661) 259-0855
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This museum is housed in the former home and ranch of silent film cowboy...

This museum is housed in the former home and ranch of silent film cowboy star and director William S. Hart.

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This is a hidden gem in the middle of Santa Clarita. It's free to tour the grounds with animals as well as William S. Hart's house. You do have to take a short, easy hike up to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2016
Kelley Y
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Santa Clarita, California
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Santa Clarita, California
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This is a hidden gem in the middle of Santa Clarita. It's free to tour the grounds with animals as well as William S. Hart's house. You do have to take a short, easy hike up to the house. The tours run every 20-30 minutes and you can tour most of the house. I never knew much about William Hart... More 

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Chatsworth, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The William S. Hart home, ranch and museum are a wonderful way to capture a glimpse into the past of the western movie industry. The house is well kept and filled with many very interesting artifacts. Located in downtown Newhall, it is very convenient. There are Bison on the ranch which are huge. The guide was knowledgeable and made the... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I visited this park for the first time this past weekend for the Cowboy Festival and wow what a great time I had! This is a giant park filled with historical buildings as well as plenty of grass, shady trees and places to hike, walk, picnic and just enjoy being outdoors. The festival was a mere $10 to get in... More 

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Brigham City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

A silent films icon most of today's folks have not heard of. To keep your name alive, just donate a multi-million dollar estate to the State and ask that no charge be made to visit. They keep the artifacts in pristine condition. A nice children's zoo. The fortunes of the man are detailed quite well, however it tells very little... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Hart Ranch offers something for just about any interest and age group. From the petting zoo to several hiking trails, as well as visiting the home of a founding western film actor to viewing the only Bison tribe in the valley. I've been making visits to Hart Park since my adult children were toddlers and I never tire of the... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Went here with my husband and her family (children 10 and 5). Free admission, and plenty of parking. We walked up a trail and viewed the bison, then over to the mansion. The docent was friendly and knowlegable. Afterwards we continued on the path, and viewed the dogs cemetery and fritz's burying spot. The children like the farm animals.

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Newhall, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

This was the home of silent film star William S. Hart. It was built for his retirement and had ultra modern facilities at the time. Hart knew many famous people of his time, so the home has memorabilia and photos of Amelia Earhart, Douglas Fairbanks, etc. There are also some paintings by American western artists that are outstanding. Be sure... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Not knowing anything about William Hart we headed to Newhall, CA to find out more. What a great museum to visit. There are guided tours and we happened to be the only ones at the time so our Volunteer Docent, Ron, was excellent! He gave us a tour of the inside of the house that William Hart and his sister... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The William S. Hart house really is like the Hearst Castle for the Los Angeles area. Walk the grounds up to the house, you may spot some Disney buffalo... Take the guided tour of the house, learn about Mr. Hart's life, maybe hike the trail, and definitely go back down to the ranch and feed some animals and have a... More 

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California
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61 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This museum is a hidden gem, not too popular but an excellent choice if you are looking for something new and different. You must do the mansion tour. Also, the museum hall does many activities usually free to the public. On this day, I saw an art show by local artists.

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