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William S. Hart Museum & Ranch

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Address: 24151 Newhall Ave, Newhall, CA 91321-2908
Phone Number: +1 661-254-4584
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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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First Newhall movie theater

I loved what I learned from this 30 minute guided tour (required; no self tours allowed). If William "Bill" S. Hart were alive today, I would have loved to have been in his circle... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved what I learned from this 30 minute guided tour (required; no self tours allowed). If William "Bill" S. Hart were alive today, I would have loved to have been in his circle of friends. Bill was THE silent movie actor of his day! The house was built in the 1920s. There were no TVs yet so he turned... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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424 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

No matter what age, you'll enjoy this place. Kids can feed animals as the general gift store sells food. Once done with that, hike up the short trail to see bison as you approach the museum at the top of the hill. Filled with history, it's a nice step back in time with free tours. Best of all, there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Interesting history about a man who was a big star back in the silent movie era. The old homes aren't entirely restored yet but they were still fun to look at. There is a small zoo that is fun especially for kids. Our favorite was the tour of the mansion and the information the docent told us about Mr. Hart.... More 

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Thank Dana V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Museum the hill worth the tour, although short. Nice little zoo as well. Great place to spend a Sunday afternoon for a few hours with the kids ! Relaxed atmosphere. Have never seen it too crowded.

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Thank Roland C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Love coming here, my son's are much older now, when they were much little I would bring them all the time. On special occasion I still bring them good place for a nice hike too.

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Thank Maria C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

William S. Hart Park doesn't have any play structures, but it has a beautiful layout of hilly paths for walking or running. This park also has benches with great views. More importantly this park has a historical home, a small farm zoo, bison, and the SCV historical societies' section of historical structures and museums. I also enjoy events held here... More 

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Thank Ike E
Newhall, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Grounds are well kept. Zoo is great for the little ones. Museum tour is informative about WS Hart, early valley life, and cool western artifacts.

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Thank larncec
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The historic William S. Hart Ranch/bequeathed museum is a real experience for the whole family. A few things to remember: 1) this is a long walk from the bottom of the hill in the summer heat and you had better bring water with you. We didn't and didn't find any up on top although we did not use the restrooms... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 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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Thank Kelley Y
Chatsworth, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 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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