Old Schoolhouse Museum
Old Schoolhouse Museum
4.5
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
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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4.5
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Adventure Hermit (Joe)
Aurora, CO299 contributions
Oct 2020
Didn't get a chance to visit inside — but we enjoyed viewing the outside art installations. Everywhere around the schoolhouse and the nearby 29 Palms Inn is filled with creativity. I look forward to a future visit when we can go inside.
Written October 20, 2020
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TiffMateas
Orange County, CA297 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
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 will be back another time to explore the rest of the stories found inside beyond the various farm implementation and landscaping outside.
Written May 2, 2015
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Kredit
Piedmont, CA93 contributions
Feb 2013 • Couples
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.
Written March 8, 2013
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Dana V
Murrieta, CA99 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
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.
Written April 24, 2015
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CaliforniaTraveler19
Los Angeles, California157 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
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.
Written March 26, 2015
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Jim L
Pahrump, NV14 contributions
Oct 2014 • Solo
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.
Written November 16, 2014
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JJ4444
encino , ca23 contributions
Oct 2019
NOT TO INTERESTING , OK TO PASS ON EXPERIENCE, unless your in the teaching field , you may find it interesting ??? Old timers may also enjoy the old school house .
Written November 3, 2019
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Karen W
Palo Alto, CA175 contributions
Oct 2019
The mining implements were interesting, as were the household items. I picked up some nice earrings in the gift shop.
Written October 28, 2019
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bstreetkid
Hinigaran, Philippines113 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
Nice informative museum of the local area. From the first settlers, the Marine Base past and present, and the friendly staff. Tours are available.
Written April 1, 2018
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Ken D
Bainbridge Island, WA13 contributions
May 2016 • Business
Ok, I have to admit, I grew up in 29 Palms, so I'm a bit biased. I moved away many years ago before the museum opened, but I stop by whenever I'm back in the area. The displays give a great snapshot of life in the desert from the time of the Cahuilla and Serrano, though the mining and ranching days of the late 1800's-early-1900's, to the area's discovery after WWI, to more recent days. When visiting, make sure to take a look at the lovingly restored "Banning Bullet", the first bus operated by the 29 Palms Stage line.
Written May 31, 2016
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