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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 30 attractions in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Pomona, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We've lived in the area for many years and this was on our list for awhile. Listening to the history while looking at the architechture was very interesting. Looking back at a life style different than what i came from. Beautiful craftsmanship.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Our tour leader was very knowledgeable and clearly enjoyed doing what she was doing. The house itself is, of course, marvelous. Call early for reservations, as I saw several people get turned away because they hadn't done so.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I took my mother here and we enjoyed all the design elements. It is the granddaddy of all the beautiful craftsman houses that dot socal.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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154 reviews 154 reviews
29 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Gamble House is worth a visit. The architecture of the house is amazing. Make sure to make reservations in advance, they fill up fast. This attraction is close to the Huntington Library and Gardens. You could do both in one day.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The Gamble family (of Proctor and Gamble) had this house designed and executed by the firm of Greene and Greene, including the furnishings, in the first decade of the 20th century. Because the house was passed on, intact, to USC and the city of Pasadena in the 1960s, you get the feel how a wealthy family with very good taste... More

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El Cajon, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Being a woodworker by hobby, this home was pure delight. However, I'm positive most people would enjoy the decor of the rooms and the superb architecture. Greene and Greene designed the home, with themes carried into all the living spaces [the kitchen was a complete departure from the remainder of the home]. Our docent was knowledgeable, entertaining, articulate, and accommodative;... More

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Pasadena, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is an easy one to do your homework on, and you are advised to do so. If this is your kind of thing, you will be fascinated, as there is nothing else like it. If you aren't sure if it is your thing, research it carefully before you spend the money (and more importantly, the time) to go. The... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I have been wanting to see the Gamble House for many years. I finally arranged a tour, and it far exceeded my expectations. A must see for any Arts and Crafts fan. The docent couldn't have been more perfectly suited to my interests. His enthusiasm for woodwork was so appreciated. He went beyond the ordinary tour in pointing out easily... More

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Lincolnshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

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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