La Loma de los
(The Hill of the
The Hart Museum sits atop a hill within
a large park area. It is a house museum
that was once the retirement home of
William S. Hart, a silent-screen cowboy
movie star. The Spanish colonial Revival
style mansion contains original
furnishings, an impressive collection of
western art, mementos or early Hollywood
and Native American artifacts. In addition,
there is a furnished 1910 ranch house which
is open for unguided tours.
The surrounding park grounds are operated
by the Los Angeles County Department of
Parks and Recreation. Picnic facilities are
available in the park. There is a nature
trail, a live farm animal exhibit, a herd
of bison occupying part of the range area
of this 260 acre "Horseshoe Ranch", and
free tours of the house!
William S. Hart park is less than an hour's
drive from most areas of Los Angeles.
Tours are every half hour, 11am to 4pm
(last tour at 3:30pm).
Handicap accommodations are
For more Museum information, and to
verify hours, visit www.hartmuseum.org.