Historic Points of Interest
Santa Clarita is home to some of the most important historic sites in California. Take a trip back into Southern California history and visit Mentryville, California’s Pioneer Oil Town and home to “Pico Number 4,” the longest running oil well in the world. Consider an afternoon at the beautiful William S. Hart Museum & Park, former home of the first cowboy movie star, featuring an impressive collection of Native American artifacts and Western American art. And right next door, make plans to visit Heritage Junction, home of the historic Saugus Train Station. From a pioneer oil town to the Walk of Western Stars, Santa Clarita historic sites make for a fascinating trip back in time and a glimpse at old Southern California.
The William S. Hart Museum is the former retirement home of the famed silent film actor and director who produced a series of hit Western movies in the early 1900s.
24151 Newhall Avenue | (661) 254-4584
Visit Heritage Junction at William S. Hart Park to learn more about Southern California history and the charms of the local area.
24101 Newhall Ave. | (661) 254-1275
Explore this pioneer town’s many historic sites, iconic film locations and unique tribute to the legends of Western cinema.
The mystique of the Old West lives on in Santa Clarita, just a short drive north of Los Angeles.
Main Street, Newhall
Historical 19th Century western structures give visitors an authentic look into the past of Southern California’s “black gold” boom town era in this pioneer oil town.
27201 Pico Canyon Rd.
Construction on the 600-foot-long, 185-foot-high St. Francis Dam started in August 1924.
St. Francis Dam California, 91390
The Tesoro Adobe was built and owned by noted western film actor, Harry Carey, in the 1920’s and 1930’s.
29350 Avenida Rancho Tesoro
This four-mile riding and walking path with the historic, 1898 railroad trestle bridge adjacent to Magic Mountain Parkway, connects to the South Fork Trail.
25311 Magic Mountain Pkwy.
Placerita Canyon Natural Area has a rich history of human activity.
19152 Placerita Canyon Rd. | (661) 259-7721
The City of Santa Clarita invites you to take the road less traveled. Enjoy a scenic drive along Historic Route 6, presently known as Sierra Highway, and experience a bit of Southern California’s past.
Vasquez Rocks, located in the high desert near Agua Dulce just outside city limits, features 932 acres of spectacular rock formations, Tataviam Indian sites, and a seasonal stream.
10700 West Escondido Canyon | (661) 268-0840
Just a short drive from Santa Clarita through the beautiful Heritage Valley this National Historic Landmark is where the early Southern California lifestyle is preserved in its original rural environment.
5164 East Telegraph Road (Highway 126)