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Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum

23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265-4937
+1 310-456-8432
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Great views and history of Malibu and Southern California

Thank goodness everything in Malibu hasn't been torn down for the latest billionaire or movie... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Historic Malibu Estate

Nestled in the dunes, where the Malibu River meets the Pacific is a jaw-dropping antique estate in... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Fayetteville, NC
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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 Highway, Malibu, CA 90265-4937

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Thank goodness everything in Malibu hasn't been torn down for the latest billionaire or movie star's house. This is a great slice of Malibu - and California - history and maybe the best place to see Malibu tile in all of it's glory. Definitely take...More

Thank Kenpasadena
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Nestled in the dunes, where the Malibu River meets the Pacific is a jaw-dropping antique estate in pristine condition. It contains the finest in-place collection of custom handmade Malibu Pottery tile I've ever seen. The excellent 1-hour docent-led tour covers Malibu land grants, tile craft,...More

Thank KVanBFayetteville_NC
Reviewed 5 September 2017

If you're in Malibu by all means make this one of your stops. It represents Malibu's original history (after the native Chumash), designed by Julia Morgan (Hearst Castle architect) and located on Malibu's most beautifl location. Constructed on a 3' thick concrete slab foundation to...More

Thank Rey C
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Wow! This is a beautiful historical house in great repair. The Malibu Potteries tile and other furnishings are remarkable. The history associated with this house and property are interesting, too. Plan ahead as parking can be a real challenge, especially if you are not used...More

Thank maileann
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Always nice to learn a little history about the site visited. The museum is located smack in the middle of the Surf Rider Beach. Quite an unusually landscape. The history of this house, the owners, and the city of Malibu makes for a wonderful story.

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We really enjoyed the tour of this grand, historic property from the 1930s. Robert, our docent guide, was a font of knowledge of the era and showed us the entire house and told us the stories of the very wealthy family that lived here. This...More

1  Thank vatonorteno
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This is the best $7 I have spent in a long time! The house and its history are fascinating. Robert was a brilliant guide! If you like lovely houses, especially ones with gorgeous tiling! - this is for you!

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

If you like tiles, or architecture, or want to get away from the overt displays of wealth in the Malibu area, the Adamson house is a good bet. You can only get in to the Adamson House as part of a docent tour which is...More

Thank MelbourneKaz
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We took the first tour at 11 AM ($7/person). The docent was very knowledgeable and engaging. She pointed out very interesting design elements and stories. This house is simply gorgeous. Note that you cannot take pictures inside the museum.

Thank Stef14727
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Run by the state parks this is a historical house that offers tours. Great abbreviated history of Malibu explained effortlessly.

Thank Tom734
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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Sharyne S
18 July 2017|
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.
1 March 2017|
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Response from Etretat c | Reviewed this property |
Ye I am. What do you want to do in LA?. Thank you.
Mary L
30 October 2016|
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Response from Mitch F | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as I was there for a wedding but it is a very cool place. There website says it is $7.00 This site will not allow me to put in there website so just google it and you will find out all the info. Hope this helps your... More