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Address: 6760 National Park Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3402
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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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LOVINGLY RESTORED MUSEUM AND OLD TIME BUS

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... read more

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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 original schoolhouse was moved and restored. Here is a chance to return to the pre... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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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 from the times when the school was built (antiques). The third room is the original... More 

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Thank Kenneth L
Chestertown, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 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 development. You can walk through the museum on your own, but you'll be missing out... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 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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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 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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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 reviews
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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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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Thank Ken D
Los Angeles, California
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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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Thank David B L
Los Angeles, California
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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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