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The Gamble House

Address: 4 Westmoreland Place at Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone Number: 626-793-3334
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Ranked #3 of 27 Attractions in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: This historic landmark, owned and operated by the University of Southern California, is an...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Zoos & Aquariums
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you're a big movie buff...and love the Back to the Future movies, then this home will totally stand out. I don't want to give it away, so I'll let you try to figure it out. Pretty awesome to see in person!

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Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Touring an historic architect-designed home of a wealthy family offers a somewhat interesting glimpse into life a century ago. Frankly the place is quite dark inside (original lighting fixtures throughout). Our Docent guide used a flashlight to illuminate special features, but once she turned it off everything returned to the usual dimness. I’d recommend this only to people with a... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I've loved the Gamble House since I was a child. Our class would tour the home every year. The amazing woodwork and furnishings are timeless. The quality and craftsmanship are unbeatable. There's nothing today that measures up. The grounds are beautiful. This is a Pasadena treasure. Be sure to check ahead for tour schedules. You will not be disappointed.

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La Canada, CA
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A gem in our city. History, architecture, charm....the Gamble House has everything. Out of towners would love a visit here. If you live in the area, don't miss it. They have regular tours and special tours as well. Spend an hour or so soaking up the history of this charming home.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I've toured quite a few "old homes" over the years. However, this is the first home I've been to where the home itself is the centerpiece. Even with no furniture in the home, the tour would be worth it. We arrived early and booked the regular tour. There's a lengthy 3 hour tour that's held once every few weeks. The... More 

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Escondido, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Gamble house is open on Tuesdays for only two abbreviated tours but they are well worth it. You are allowed to bring a brown bag lunch to eat before or after the 20 minute tour which includes only the down stairs. The house is beautifully maintained in its original condition including furnishings. There are other tours which are more... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I grew up in a Green and Green craftsman home, albeit a lesser one, so I find this home fascinating. The attention to detail, the beautiful woods, puts the McMansions of today to shame.

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Kensington, California
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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Everyone in the Arts & Crafts community loves the Gamble House. Their tours are excellent and it truly is a great opportunity to experience life around 1910 for this family in Pasadena.

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Pasadena, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Inside and out, this house has been maintained beautifully. It is the perfect example of what Craftsman architecture and interior design was meant to be. It also represents the architecture, history , culture and style of Pasadena perfectly.

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Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I would suggest to anyone to take a look at this typical Californian house, giving you idea about the architecture of the South California. I loved the hour tour guide.

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