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“The history of Malibu, in a beach house!”

Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum
Ranked #9 of 52 things to do in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Malibu
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The history of Malibu, in a beach house!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

The former beach house of the Adamson family, on the beach overlooking Malibu Pier and Surfrider beach, is a must see for first time visitors to Malibu. Malibu is not all about today's celebrity. The Rindge and Adamson families were the first to settle there, and in style. Beautiful gem of a house, regardless of the history.

Visited January 2013
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Los Alamitos, California
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68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A Perfect Day In Malibu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

I have driven by the Adamson House numerous times wondering what's behind those walls. So, my friend & I took the home tour and we where blown away. First, the grounds and views of the ocean, mountains, Malibu Pier, etc. are breathtaking. The one-of-a-kind 1929 home's interior was designed to perfection and not a detail was missed. The family owned a tile factory near the home, so they took full advantage of their decorative tile supply. Hand painted cabinetry, walls and ceilings, and leaded windows throughout of entire home. The first dishwasher is still in the kitchen along with the Adamson's furniture, glassware, china, bedspreads, clothing, etc. Our docent gave us such interesting stories of the family and history lessons of the era. Do take this tour, you will enjoy every minute of it!

Visited December 2012
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A quaint spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

Its a historic house on the beach that is beautiful. The color palette is amazing. Parking is next to the entrance, $.

Visited December 2011
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Boulder, Colorado
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Went to a wedding here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went to a wedding here in October. It was a beautiful ceremony in the side yard under the tree. The reception was in the back. Lovely location by the beach and getting to look at all the colors of the tile. I really appreciated the house tour, after the ceremony. The house has so many interesting details inside. I do wish they let you take photos inside but I understand why they don't. Not sure if it's worth a special trip if you only have a limited amount of time in the area but worth it if you live in or near Malibu and have never gone.

Visited October 2012
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Tucson
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121 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Low cost parking, great park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

I was looking for a reasonable place to park and take some pictures. This place was all I needed and more. A lovely old beach house with beautifully cared for gardens and spectacular lagoon and LA view. A credit to the state park system.

Visited October 2012
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