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Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum

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Address: 23200 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-4937
Phone Number: 310-456-8432
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Wed - Fri 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The historic home of Merritt Huntley Adamson, a local rancher, is set along...

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.

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What an amazing place!! We were blown away. Driving on the PCH you have no idea of what an incredible treat awaits you. The house, the tiles, the gardens...simply incredible... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Aurora, Illinois

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Aurora, Illinois
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an amazing place!! We were blown away. Driving on the PCH you have no idea of what an incredible treat awaits you. The house, the tiles, the gardens...simply incredible. Even more you can learn about some of the history of Malibu. Truly a wonderful thing to preserve and to have. Great job to all who keep this place open.

Thank J M
Long Beach, California
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57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous; house, grounds, vision and tile! Spectacular. Visit. You will be glad that the State preserved the Adamson House. You are transported into a different era. A gem. A pleasure.

Thank JAR411
Visalia, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

I took this tour with a friend and found it to be well worth the time. We stopped on a whim and I learned even more about Malibu and some of the the culture surrounding it.

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Banning, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Parking outside in pay parking. Walk-in and around takes about 1/2 hour. Garden tour starts 10:00 am and takes about 1 hour with the docent very knowledgable about the various trees, shrubs and flowers. You the go to the garage area for another docent for the 11:00 am house tour. Pay your fee and off you go. Exterior of the... More 

Thank Perkadventures
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the docent-led tour of this historic home. Beautiful tile work in almost all the rooms, and views that can't be beat.

Thank Donald L
Fort Worth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This house may sound like it is just another celebrity house, but it is so much more. It is such a treat to see and to learn the history of the house and family which reflects so much of the local area and California history. Take the tour of the house and you won't be disappointed.

Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is the coolest quintessential SoCal beach house ever! In Malibu, adjacent to the bird sanctuary, and not far from Malibu pier. It has myriad examples of California tile throughout, including tile 'Oriental Rugs' and beautiful wall decorations and fireplaces. Many interesting architectural details throughout the house, lovely grounds and as well as a salt water pool with a view... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Beautiful ocean view from the lawn, we didn't have a chance taking a house tour because there was a wedding ceremony going on. The house is gorgeous, we will come back.

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Malibu, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I finally visited after all these years. Great history of the house and Rindge-Adamson family. It's a national historic site as well as California historic monument. If visiting Malibu, the Adamson House is worth a visit. You've seen our beaches, eaten at our restaurants, now get some of our history. Lots of political infighting between docents (volunteer guides) and management.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

People spoke so enthusiastically about this house that I was a little taken aback when I saw how small the grounds and gardens are. I was also very surprised that a state park and national historic landmark would end its tours at 2 o'clock on a Saturday. I arrived at 2:30, so missed the tour and interior of the house.... More 

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