See the historic sites of Santa Clarita, California

Santa Clarita, California is full of historical places of interest to please any traveler.Feature-Image-Mentryville

Learn more about Southern California history at Mentryville, California’s pioneer oil town, and home to the longest running oil well in the world, Pico Number 4. In the town you can visit Charles Mentry’s thirteen room mansion, a one room school house, and a period barn.

History and movie buffs alike will enjoy the beautiful William S. Hart Museum and Park, former home to the first cowboy movie star, who was renowned for his roles in silent films and directing in the early 1900s. The home has an impressive collection of Western American art and Native American artifacts. Guests can take a free walking tour, visit live farm animals, hike, and picnic. 

Right nexFeature-Image-HeritageJunctiont door is Heritage Junction, home to the Saugus Train Station, open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Simply download the Newhall Walking Tour app to be guided past iconic film locations, and historic sites, such as Saugus Train Station, where Theodore Roosevelt stopped in 1903. Old Town Newhall is a fun and convenient way to explore Santa Clarita’s history.

Check out Oak of the Golden Dream in Placerita Canyon, a California Historic Landmark, where Francisco Lopez discovered gold, and sparked a gold rush. The canyon is also home to several movie ranches.

The Rancho Camulos Museum is a working ranch and setting of the 1884 book “Ramona” by Helen Hunt Jackson.FeatureImage-RanchoCamulos

Old Town Newhall is a fun and convenient way to explore Santa Clarita’s history. Simply download the Newhall Walking Tour app to be guided past iconic film locations, and historic sites, such as Saugus Train Station, where Theodore Roosevelt stopped in 1903.

You’ll find plenty of historic sites in Santa Clarita, California!

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