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Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum

Address: 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone Number: 310-456-8432
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Ranked #1 of 29 Activities in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, 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, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, 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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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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23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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341 reviews 341 reviews
96 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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
34 helpful votes 34 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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