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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, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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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Cape Charles
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Japanese inspired design and craftsmanship of this early 20th century house is absolutely beautiful and meticulously maintained. The docents do a wonderful job of telling the story of the house and the family who built it and lived in it until it was donated to the city of Pasadena in the mid-20th century. Don't miss the stained glass rose... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The house and furnishings were designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company. Architecturally you cannot find a more perfect example of the genre, and it is a warm and inviting space to this New Englander who lives in an American Four Square, the style that evolved during... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We are from the east - so it was great to see the West Coast style of Craftsman home built near the turn of the 20th. century. The docents do a fine job of expelling all the details - and the surrounding areas areas are very pretty expensive suburban homes built in the 20's / 30's.

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Top Contributor
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29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
50 helpful votes 50 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
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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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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