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Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum

23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
310-456-8432
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Ranked #2 of 29 Attractions in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Beaches
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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... more » 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. « less
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Mexico City, Mexico
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200 reviews 200 reviews
39 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Malibu, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Docent-led tour makes for a trip through time, back to the beginnings of Malibu. Beautiful tile work abounds. The site by the ocean is lovely. The planting superb. Hard to leave.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Go now before a lack of funding from the City lets this treasure crumble! It has no conservator and no curator...the docent tour was wonderful and you see much of the house.

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USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Take a tour to enjoy this great house. They also have a garden tour on Friday's at 10:00 am. Definitely worth the $7.00 admission if you like history and architecture.

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Sacramento
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Our friends told us about the Adamson House, and I'm glad they did. Be sure to take the tour and hear about the families that lived there, and their businesses. The interior reflects when the owners had a tile business. Did the house serve as a showroom? It sure could've! I could totally have lived there. Although now, the beach... More

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Warwick, New York
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This fine Mission style estate has an interior filled with Moorish and Saracen type tile work which complements the architecture and furniture beautifully. Hour long tours of the house are well worth the $7 admission charge and are full of family history and local history. The tours are held Wed through Sat on the hour from 11 to 2 and... More

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malibu
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

When I first moved to Malibu 20 years ago, one of the first things I discovered was the Adamson House. Owned by the State Parks Service, it is a snapshot of Malibu history with its authentic Malibu tiles, stunning grounds, breathtaking vistas and the one of a kind Spanish revival home. Every room in the house has been lovingly preserved... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We did not get to go inside. We arrived 30 minutes to late on a Sunday. They closed I think at 2:00. However, the grounds are filled with beauty! The flora and the ocean view is incredible! You can also look in the windows if you are late like me.

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