24151 Newhall Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321
Looking for a bit of California history along your scenic trail? Be sure to explore William S. Hart Park where you will enjoy visiting a live collection of farm animals in the barnyard, a herd of American bison that were originally donated by Walt Disney, a vast picnic area and a charming Western-themed gift store. A series of hiking trails are also available to visitors. The park’s trail loop includes Fritz Road, which is named after William Hart’s cherished brown and white pinto co-star. From there, it continues on to the Lisbeth Road, also named for one of the film star’s beloved animals, a pack mule Hart acquired to keep his horses company. A third trail, Bison Road, is a roughly one-mile roundtrip hike that offers views of the park’s bison herd.
The William S. Hart Museum, the former home of the famed silent film actor and Western star, is also located within the park. Hart’s beautiful Spanish colonial revival style mansion – now the Museum – exhibits an impressive collection of Western artwork as well as mementos from early Hollywood, personal furnishings and effects, and artifacts representing multiple Native American cultures. Guests may visit the Hart Museum on 30-minute guided tours, which start on the hour and half hour during the Museum’s hours of operation.