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Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum

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Address: 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone Number: 310-456-8432
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10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The historic home of Merritt Huntley Adamson, a local rancher, is set...
The historic home of Merritt Huntley Adamson, a local rancher, is set along the beautiful Malibu coastline and is home to a museum that explores the history of Malibu.
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A bit of History by the busy Pacific Coast Highway

Very interesting to learn the history of the Malibu area, The grounds were well kept and the views beautiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting to learn the history of the Malibu area, The grounds were well kept and the views beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We attended a wedding here and it was amazing. Right on the water in Malibu with a great view of the beach and everything on it. The house itself was beautiful and if you love tile this is the place to see it. Visit if you can, and plan an event here if possible!!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A special location and adjacent beach for a stroll. Parking costs you but you're in Malibu, so this is the norm here. Enjoy learning about CA specific architecture & history - it's worth it.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I recommend doing the interior tours of you're interested in learning about life during the 1920-1940s. This is a beautiful Spanish Revival home with beautiful ocean bay views and garden. A nice quiet and peaceful afternon leisure sightseeing.

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Interesting house on a beautiful site. Showcase for the famous Malibu Tiles. Nice grounds. Interesting exhibit of Malibu history.

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very nice place to visit. Lots of history here in the Adamson house and very interesting place to visit. Highly recommended to take the time and go.

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lovely property and really interesting glimpse into Malibu's history. The admission is a lot pricier than most historical venues with docent led tours ($15 per person), but it is an interesting tour. If you're able to come here for an event (Mother's Day Tea, etc.), even better. They also do a lovely Christmas tour, and that's a little more bang... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you are interested in historical homes and love beautiful tile work DO NOT miss Adamson House. The gardens are beautiful and everything is perfectly cared for . . . but, the home is the 'crown jewel'. It is unbelievable the detail and forward planning that went into this home. It was just Wonderful!

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great tour and guide. This is a real hidden gem for those who enjoy touring historic houses. We learned about the origins of Malibu and the family that started the ceramic tile company in Malibu and then covered this house in beautiful ceramic tile inside and out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

You can miss the sign on the PCH, so Google it. You get a history lesson and an art lesson about glazed tiles while listening to the docent of the Adamson family home on the Malibu shore! Beautiful landscaping and a view of a particularly serene Pacific Ocean are unexpected extras. We had a cranky docent who had a bit... More 

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Additional Information about Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum

Address: 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone Number: 310-456-8432
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu>  > Malibu
Open Hours:
Wednesday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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