Entrance to the Hart Museum mansion is by guided tour only. Free guided tours are offered hourly, with the last tour embarking at 3 pm. The tour takes 30 minutes, and includes climbing one staircase with 17 steps.
Visitors are asked to walk up the hill to the Hart Mansion and wait outside the front door until the start of the next tour. When the tour begins, guides will open the door and invite the guests inside.
Once through the mansion's iconic redwood front door, you'll experience the luxuries and amenities of William S. Hart beautiful 1920s-era home. The mansion features Bill Hart's personal possessions—his collection of art by renowned artists (and good friends) Charles Russell, James Montgomery Flagg, and Joe De Yong; his collection of Native American artifacts including an impressive array of baskets and Navajo rugs; his furnishings and home amenities; and even his daily and formal flatware, which sit on the cowboy movie star's dining tables.
As part of the tour, you'll spend some time in the formal dining room, the service area, and the grand foyer on the first floor before heading up the stunning floating staircase to the living room, the guest wing, and the dogs' bedroom (yes, there is a bedroom in the home for Bill Hart's dogs). The museum's team of incredible tour guides focus on different elements of the Hart home, so each tour is unique and no matter how many visits you make, you will see and learn something new each time!