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Murphy-Smith Historical Bungalow

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Address: 278 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2107
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+1 949-497-6834

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my partner and visited while on a road trip. built in the 1920s the bungalow is one of the few original houses remaining in the downtown area. good glimpse or the past... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Elkton, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Cute little home in the middle of Laguna Beach. Well done little museum with loads of early Laguna Beach pictures. Will only take minutes to see the entire museum. Loads of parking nearby.

Thank coopervanning
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

my partner and visited while on a road trip. built in the 1920s the bungalow is one of the few original houses remaining in the downtown area. good glimpse or the past. interesting.

Thank enncle
Banning, Ca
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686 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here to see the bungalow. Staff lady showed us around and described the home and its owner. Nicely setup and worth your time if you are interested- limited time home is open - check internet and call Displays are in various rooms and interesting to see and read

Thank Perkadventures
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Great preservation by the Laguna Beach Historical Society, love coming here to relive the glory of the old days! Lots of information from its era!

Thank supertiff129
United States
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Nice visit for adults--perhaps not children, though. Docent offered great insights into the area's history and a brochure of other bungalows nearby. Easy access, next to Whole Foods.

Thank Michael M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Adorable bungalow preserved right in downtown Laguna Beach- it is now the home of Laguna Beach Historical Society (leased to them by owner Wells Fargo Bank for $1 per year.) They have decorated the place with donations of historic furnishings from past and present Laguna Beach residents. It's called Murphy- Smith because the Murphys built it in 1923 and Mrs.... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

If you like history, you should visit this, but make certain you call and confirm they are open. It is lead by docents/volunteers and not open every day...

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