La Loma de los Vientos
(The Hill of the Winds)
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, and a herd of bison occupies part of the range area of
this 260 acre "Horseshoe Ranch."
William S. Hart park is less than an hour's drive from most areas of Los Angeles. From mid-September to mid-June, free tours of the house
are available Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 3pm (last tour at 2:30). In summer, tours are available Wednesday
through Sunday, 11am to 4pm (last tour at 3:30). Handicap accommodations are available.
For more Museum information, visit www.hartmuseum.org.