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Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Excellent Tour of a Gorgeous Hidden Gem

I've seen pictures of this place and always wanted to visit since it looked absolutely beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Irvine, California
Gorgeous glimpse of early CA history

This early 20th century beachfront mansion is beautiful--in the Spanish/Moorish style--and chock... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
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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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23200 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-4937
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen pictures of this place and always wanted to visit since it looked absolutely beautiful. Now that I have visited, it might be the most gorgeous historic house I've toured in person and that's saying a lot having been to the Gamble House and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

This early 20th century beachfront mansion is beautiful--in the Spanish/Moorish style--and chock full of history. The Spanish tiles are absolutely gorgeous and the grounds are lovely. There is no admission fee and frequent guided tours or self-guided tours. If you enjoy history and architecture this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KatrinaPa
Reviewed October 17, 2018

This is very interesting, you learn about why Malibu has its name and you see a lovely historic house famous for its tile.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank aventuress
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I just found it by chance. This is a place not to miss if you are in Malibu. The grounds, the House, the stables, the gardens.. the beach.. simply amazing . Stylish, beautiful decorated and great spot for pictures. Will comeback !!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jordi-cr7
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful venue with great tour of this amazing house Spectacular view of surfing fresh breezes wonderful staff Worth going for the tour

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mabkitty
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

What a gorgeous home with an interesting history. We were here for a wedding, but still were able to take the tour. It was so beautiful. I found the book The King and Queen if Malibu so I could continue my research on the subject.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank angiehalljones17
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Beside looking at all the beautiful tiles, the history of the families are amazing. The lady of the house had a railway constructed along her acreage so that the State could not build one by their residence!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CynthiaH2120
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The Adamson House is rich with Malibu history. Before the iconic beach town was known for Hollywood getaways, there was a community and a culture. The Adamson House tour is a great dive into this history. The docents are excellent--always open to questions and interactions....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank hanoibelle
Reviewed August 1, 2018

If you're interested by local history with many opportunities to become educated while having a great time please visit The Adamson House!! You won't be disappointed!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robb W
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Enjoyed the Adamson house tour and the grounds are lovely. Attended a wedding there. it was a wonderful venue

Date of experience: July 2018
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The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some
areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush,
green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped
shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern
Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football
field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on
towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still
feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted
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March 20, 2018|
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Response from cranberries0928 | Reviewed this property |
There's a ticket booth at the house. Tours leave regularly, and when we arrived, one was about to start. If you have a wait before the next tour, you can wander around the property outdoors until it begins. If you have a... More
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July 18, 2017|
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Response from vatonorteno | Reviewed this property |
I can address the Adamson House only. They will let you drive up to the House if you have a handicapped placard. Follow the signage.
March 1, 2017|
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Response from Jan K | Reviewed this property |
Because this is a state park it is open sporatically. Check their website to make sure they will be open on the days you want. As there is beach access here, there may not be parking along the highway so just use the lot... More