Apple Valley Legacy Museum

The Apple Valley Legacy Museum preserves the history of Apple Valley and provide a place for locals and out-of-town visitors to enjoy it. This free museum, showcasing the history of Apple Valley, is packed with displays, scrapbooks, news articles, artifacts, and collections. The knowledgeable docents will be happy to take you on a trip down “memory lane.”

The Apple Valley Legacy Museum is open Monday through Friday 10-4 and Sunday 12-6. Summer hours will see us staying open until 7:00 P.M. Mon. through Thurs. to take advantage of those gorgeous summer nights, watching the beautiful sunsets behind the historic Hilltop House, which towers above us.

Since opening March 2015, we have hosted steak frys, ho-downs, an Inn tour, Ribbon Cuttings and participated in various events and parades – we love being a part of the community and look forward to hosting many more phenomenal events. Come check it out! Don’t forget to bring your friends, relatives, and out-of-town guests. Happy Trails and, in the words of Roy Rogers, “May the Good Lord take a liking to you!”

Be sure to  save the date Wed. Jan 29, 2020 to step back in time and re-live “The Good Ol’ Days” at the Historic Apple Valley Inn. The Apple Valley Legacy Museum volunteers, in conjunction with the Apple Valley Inn staff, will host the event in the main lobby from 2-5:00 P.M. Come enjoy historic displays, re-enactments, a raffle of historic items, and a silent auction of one-of-a-kind collectibles. Books, vintage maps, authentic Apple Valley Inn 8-, 12-, and 16-page newspaper inserts from the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s era, as well as Roy Rogers and Dale Evans posters, buttons, and other  memorabilia will also be available for purchase.
    At 5:00 the party will move to the dining area so guests can purchase a delicious dinner ($10 charge) while  enjoying musical entertainment, “Old Timers” stories, and a special presentation on Apple Valley’s own Triple fighter ace Capt. Joseph McConnell, who remains the all-time  number 1 jet ace in American history.  Don Holland will share the unbelievable story of McConnell’s exploits, so appreciated by Apple Valley residents that they built the “Appreciation House” in his honor. “The McConnell Story” was released by Warner Brothers in 1955, with its first showing in Victorville. You won’t want to miss this presentation, which will include authentic Korean War displays, a powerpoint, and movie clips.
    Advance tickets are on sale at the Apple Valley Legacy Museum, open Monday through Sat. 10-4:00 and Sun. 12-6:00. Call (760) 985-1918 for further info.Thank you for your interest in supporting local history and the Apple Valley Legacy Museum.
Please contact Marcy Taylor at:

Marcy Taylor

Apple Valley Legacy Museum

19900 Highway 18

Apple Valley, CA  92307

Event Sponsorship and Donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated!  You may make a check to HDCF (High Desert Community Foundation) with “Apple Valley Legacy Museum” in the memo section.  Send to HDCF, P.O. Box 2028, Apple Valley, CA 92307.  You may also donate with a credit card or a PayPal account: