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Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum

Address: 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 (Malibu)
Phone Number: 310-456-8432
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Ranked #4 of 38 things to do in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Beaches, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The historic home of Merritt Huntley Adamson, a local rancher, is set along the beautiful Malibu...
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Type: Historic sites, Beaches, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Wed - Fri 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Los Angeles, California, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The most unusual thing about this house is the extensive use of tiles throughout the home. The original residents owned the Malibu Tile Company and used the tiles lavishly throughout this remarkable Spanish Colonial style house. I had never seen tiles designed to look like intricate carpets on the floor. The nine bathrooms also provide lavish and detailed tile designs.... More 

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Kula, HI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This house/museum is off the Pacific Coast Hwy in Malibu, and right on the water near Surfriders Beach. It has been lovingly taken care of and shows how the well-to-do lived at that time. The tiles are stunning. Well worth the 1.5 hours you'll spend.

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San Francisco
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A unique historic home stepped in local history and color. Go just to see the amazing tilework throughout the house (my favorite were "faux persian carpets"). The setting is idyllic as well. Our tour guide was excellent. I highly recommend this charming place.

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Vancouver, WA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you like history and Architecture, you will love the Adamson House. Call ahead to ask about parking and tours. Our docent Dana Perkins was very good and truly enhanced the tour. Bring your camera and consider having lunch on the Malibu Pier while your there.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have lived in Los Angeles my entire life and been to Malibu every summer, yet somehow I had missed Adamson House. It first appeared on my radar a few years ago and I have been wanting to go every since. What a beautiful day we had visiting on a warm, clear day in January. The beautiful grounds and house... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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194 reviews 194 reviews
42 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stopped here a have a walk during a long drive. The history of the house & garden is really interesting. Beautiful gardens to walk around. Beautiful tile work. Worth a stop.

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USA
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157 reviews 157 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Just about everything and anything that was possible to enjoy, craft, or otherwise instill into a living space during the time of its construction is here. Despite the obvious costs involved, it is not gaudy, lending a nice view of what is possible if one had the money and the means -- and the class to do it right.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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100 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Nice house with a garden for pic-nics and relaxing. The house is small and nice, not very much to see. Good for a quick, relaxing stop.

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Fountain Valley, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a fascinating story of the town of Malibu and it's early owners. The tour is full of interesting history. The grounds are beautiful, and the views fabulous! We went to the Watts Towers the next day only to be surprised that the history of the Malibu tile company was there as well! Well worth it for anyone interested... More 

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austin tx
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This private home perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean is a hidden wonder. It is easily passed up as you whizz down the Pacific Coast Highway as the signage is small. Put it's worth a turn around and visit. The home and grounds were owned by various early residents of LA and was built in the 1920's when... More 

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