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The Western Hotel Museum

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Address: 557 W Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93534-2533
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+1 661-723-6250
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

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This looked like an interesting museum, but unfortunately it has very limited hours so we could only view this from the outside.

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Steve R
Fullerton, California
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Fullerton, California
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

This looked like an interesting museum, but unfortunately it has very limited hours so we could only view this from the outside.

Thank Steve R
Fremont, California
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

We visited the Western Hotel Museum which is in the Blvd area of Lancaster. Its the oldest building in the area built in 1888 and had several names. The most famous owners where George and Myrtie Webber. Myrtie lived to be 110. The museum today has art and historical displays which were fun to see.

1 Thank mini
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Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Great place to take the kids for a little local history lesson. This historic hotel is one of the oldest standing structures in the Antelope Valley. Built around 1888 it still possesses the feel of the 1800's with artifacts and historical photos of the area. Check the open days as its only open 4 days a month. It's very cool.

Thank ACprojects
Antelope Valley, California
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

For tourists, it can be part of a one to two day Boulevard experience for the entire family. From the Western Hotel to the Art Museum, its a great way to spend an afternoon walk and window shopping experience. The museum is small and quaint but rich in history. Maybe not for everyone, but worth admission if you are in... More 

Thank RLDrPH
California, United States
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

A fun look back at the past, look for Frances Ethel Gumm, later known as Judy Garland's footprints in the pavement behind the hotel. Much of her early stage work took place in Lancaster.

Thank JohhHoward
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Don't go on a Thursday. The hours of operation are not sufficient, in my opinion. We wanted to go and see this historical museum, but were disappointed to find it was closed most days and that the hours are very limited. Perhaps the Chamber of Commerce could find a way to support this facility as it would definitely draw travelers... More 

Thank Retsof1949
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

We enjoyed our visit to this property. It did not consume much time and much of it was closed off. Donations are at your choice, and worth a couple of bucks. Parking is free and was available on this weekend day. Hours/days available Limited. Not chock full of items, but it does represent some of the town history.

3 Thank ranles76
Quartz Hill, California
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

Take your kids here to show them how much our expectations have changed in 100 years! The hotel's rooms are tiny, which is to be expected. (A bedroom was just that--a bed in a room, which you used to sleep. You went to the lobby if you wanted to read, write a letter, or play cards.) But what interested me... More 

6 Thank Gail1Marie
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

The Western Hotel gives people the opportunity to see what Lancaster was like during the days of the Wild West. It is a beautifully restored Victorian treasure in the heart of the newly renovated downtown. A trip to Lancaster would not be complete without scheduling in a visit here as well.

5 Thank christian f

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