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Address: 6760 National Park Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3402
Phone Number: +1 760-367-2366
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Twentynine Palms Historical Society owns and operates the Old Schoolhouse...

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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The docent made it interesting

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
TWalls_11
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 us through it however, brought the museum to life. He was born and raised in... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Moronga Transit Authority. The school teacher statue is also unique. When we were there they... More 

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Indio, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank RosesintheDesert
Twentynine Palms, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Cutest little museum around and lovingly cared for by a dedicated cadre of citizen volunteers who represent the best of what America stands for - the Annual Weed Show in Nov (not the the roll up and puff kind lol) is a not to be missed special event!

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Thank Val S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Ok, I have to admit, I grew up in 29 Palms, so I'm a bit biased. I moved away many years ago before the museum opened, but I stop by whenever I'm back in the area. The displays give a great snapshot of life in the desert from the time of the Cahuilla and Serrano, though the mining and ranching... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Very nicely preserved old times schoolhouse which has been repurposed into a museum dedicated to telling the history of the area. It's something that we don't really know anything about until we visit and see the the photo archives and exhibits. Enjoyable. ...

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

I had the fortune of getting a tour by Mari, and she was both relatable and funny. :) I learned a lot about the history of the 29 Palms Schoolhouse and enjoyed seeing all the lovely pieces of history that the group has managed to collect and preserve. I highly recommend stopping by to take a look if you're visiting... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

The location was closed upon my arrival, but even the information found among the exterior exhibits quenched my thirst for knowledge about this area's most recent developmental pioneers. I loved the mini-garage built around an early shuttle service automobile used to ferry passengers and primarily goods such as groceries to and from neighboring areas. Wanting to know even more, I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

It's a good place to stop and get a feeling for the history of the area. The docent there seemed to enjoy talking to people as they came in. If you are in the area, it's worth stopping by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

The museum is presented in a somewhat chronological layout. Contributions by many of the locals help understand the history of this high desert. Docents available to explain the background. A visit helped me understand the high desert better than looking on the web. This is a field trip destination for local school children.

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