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Old Schoolhouse Museum

6760 National Park Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3402
+1 760-367-2366
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Great Little Museum

This museum touches on the history of the city. It's built inside the former one-room schoolhouse... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Twentynine Palms, California
Worth a stop

Just outside 29 Palms Inn - the only decent place to eat fine food around here. There are lots of... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Marshall D
Twentynine Palms, California
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Twentynine Palms Historical Society owns and operates the Old Schoolhouse Museum. Housed in the oldest public building in the area, it provides visitors a chance to experience a 1920s-era schoolroom, view artifacts and exhibits pertaining to the history of Twentynine Palms and surrounding desert, browse and purchase local books, gifts, and more.
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  • Average3%
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6760 National Park Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3402
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum touches on the history of the city. It's built inside the former one-room schoolhouse. An outside building allows you to view the area's first public transportation--the Hastie Bus. Great gift shop too. Even locals shop here for the perfect gift.

Thank SoCalGuest
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Just outside 29 Palms Inn - the only decent place to eat fine food around here. There are lots of desert memorabilia here - some would call “junk” but interesting stuff. A nice chronology of 29 Palms through the years. Great docants

Thank Marshall D
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a great place to look in to the past. They have excellent exhibition for everyone and the staff have a vast knowledge and are willing to share.

Thank TonyROKN4M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This museum was actually the first school in 29 Palms. PBS did a special on how it was moved to it's current location. The local docent's do an excellent job of explaining the exhibits and giving insider tips to the local area. It's on the...More

Thank 359normas
Reviewed 11 May 2017

While the Old Schoolhouse Museum is not a "must see," it is a pleasant surprise for anyone who dreams of the good old days. Twentynine Palms is a quiet town and the Old Schoolhouse Museum is one of the little gems of the city. The...More

1  Thank Jackbear
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This schoolhouse was originally built in another location, added to, and then the entire long building, in one piece, was moved to this location. As you enter, there is a gift shop with historical books among other things. The middle room is filled with objects...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went here on a rainy day... and really got a history lesson. Sometimes you think that 'history' means that it has to hundreds of years old, especially if you live in the east. But this school house museum tells the story of the area's...More

Thank Hokie67
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a small museum recounting the early history of the 29 Palms schoolhouse and to some extent the entire area. If we had just walked through it on our own, it would have been of modest interest, but nothing more. The gentleman who guided...More

Thank TWalls_11
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We went to the Old Schoolhouse Museum. Its a free museum; donations encouraged. It was fun to see the Old Schoolhouse as well as the different exhibits. There is some interesting artwork and wind mill outside the museum, as well as an exhibit on the...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The guides were very informative, courteous, and took interest in us visiting the school. The gift shop had item related to the old school.

Thank RosesintheDesert
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