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The Gamble House

4 Westmoreland Place at Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91103
626-793-3334
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Ranked #3 of 28 attractions in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: This historic landmark, owned and operated by the University of Southern California, is an excellent example of American Arts and Crafts style... more » Owner description: This historic landmark, owned and operated by the University of Southern California, is an excellent example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. « less
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Lincolnshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I have to admit I ended up at this place because of it being featured in a certain time travel based film, but I'm so glad I took the chance to have a look inside too. (For fans of BTTF, note this house was only used for external shots and another Greene & Greene house was used for internals.) I... More

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Los Angeles
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you have any interest in architecture and/or furnishings, the Gamble House is well worth a visit. The tour is interesting, and goes to the major rooms in the house. Each docent gives a slightly different tour, so it is possible to go more than once and still find it interesting. The grounds are open, so it is not necessary... More

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Silicon Valley, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Good tour guides and a house that looks like one could settle in right away and enjoy your home! All but 2 chairs in the house are the original chairs. Good comprehensive tour and too bad that pictures aren't allowed inside. I'd consider it a "must see" when in the area.

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Boston
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49 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Gamble House was closed on the Monday we were there, but we had a great handout from somewhere detailing the dates and architects of many of the neighborhood houses. It's well worth taking an hour to wander around the vicinity and understand more about Greene and Greene and their contemporaries.

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Savannah, Georgia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Having recently received my Master's in Architecture with a minor in architectural history I stopped here during a visit to LA. A stunning example of arts & crafts. However, there are no pictures allowed inside (not even flash)... I think it's because the inside is somewhat disappointing... it is extremely dark inside, making the beautiful wood-work hard to see. Docent... More

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Carmel, CA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
27 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We have been here before, but on forgets how superb the dsign and craftsmanship are. Highly recommended!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

While in the 5th grade, myself as well as a few of the other gifted student were selected to attend private classes inorder to become true to life docents to other students from neighboring schools on a fieldtrip. I can still to this very moment relive the smell, the excited energy, and the warmth of "home" that eminates from this... More

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New York, NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This wonderful century-old home is one of the best examples of a&c craftsmanship that you'll find anywhere, enhanced by an informative guided tour. A must-see for wood lovers. Lots of shopping options, and a few dining ones, on nearby Colorado Blvd. to round out your afternoon.

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East Aurora, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We have wanted to go here for years and were not disappointed! We love the Arts and Crafts Era and live in The Roycroft Inn community. We were married there and live in a bungalow home built by The Roycrofters. The Gamble House was a perfect place for us to see. I want to go back during the Arts and... More

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Los Angeles
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205 reviews 205 reviews
32 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Buy tickets and take the one-hour docent-led tour to see most areas of this historic home, which belonged to the Gamble family of Procter & Gamble fame, designed by Green & Green, a beautiful, fascinating wood craftsman home with an intriguing history. Well worth the visit.

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