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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 #4 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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USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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41 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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24 reviews 24 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Castro Valley, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

What a magnificent expression of interior design using thousands of tiles in every possible color and pattern. Much of it is Moorish, but also Spanish and Mexican influences. The house has a few stairs, not too much for slow climbers, and the views of the bay and surrounding area are worth it. It over-looks Surfriders Beach and there is a... More

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Palm Springs
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41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A nice spot in Malibu. Great views of the beach and pier. Take the tour($8) and see some fantastic tile work. Lovely house with incredible views. Docents are friendly and well informed. Strolling around the grounds is free.There is street parking, but the best bet is to use the paid parking lot next to the house.

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Los Angeles, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
50 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Not to missed. They offer wonderful tours were you learn everything about the Adamson family, the Malibu tile works, Adohr Farms etc. I never tire of seeing the beautiful house on the ocean. You can feel that the family is still there.

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Ventura, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had driven by this area many times, not realizing until I did some research on places to visit in Malibu that it existed. Our car club visited the venue and loved everything about the tour. We did have to park our cars back in a shopping center and walk across the bridge, which was no problem. The story of... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

It is easy to miss this treasure driving along the Pacific Coastal Highway through Malibu. But if you only have time to look at the grounds, it's definitely worth it. The home of one of the original local families, their story has been outlined by plaques around the grounds and outside of the house - and includes example of the... More

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