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William S. Hart Museum & Ranch

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Address: 24151 Newhall Ave, Newhall, CA 91321-2908
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+1 661-254-4584

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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One of the best little historical museums in SoCal

If you love historical places as well as museums, this little place is Awesome! Went with my two teens who enjoy both of those topics as I do and we had a blast...not only is the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Santa Clarita, California
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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love historical places as well as museums, this little place is Awesome! Went with my two teens who enjoy both of those topics as I do and we had a blast...not only is the tour fun and interesting (the docent gave cool insight and threw in humorous tidbits), but it's a nice little hike up to the house,... More 

Thank sulie2017
Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 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 

Thank FitnessTrekker
Los Angeles, California
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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 

Thank Carolinelomeli
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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 

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.

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.

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 

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.

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 

Thank stanjanparanormal
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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