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Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum

23200 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-4937
+1 310-456-8432
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Local as well as regional history, beautiful setting, great daytrip

Great place to get a little SoCal and Malibu history. They have several seasonal tours. I have done... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2016
kellyp400
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Malibu, California
A true California treasure!

The first and oldest standing structure in Malibu. Founders of Ahdor Farms and Catalina tiles beach... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2016
Jack C
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hollywood, california
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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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+1 310-456-8432
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

Great place to get a little SoCal and Malibu history. They have several seasonal tours. I have done Mother's Day and Christmas tours - each was different and well worth the time. Learn about the families connections to various important LA movers and shakers of...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2016

The first and oldest standing structure in Malibu. Founders of Ahdor Farms and Catalina tiles beach house. It's a beauty with some of the best tile ever produced in California. Hard to believe state officials wanted to tear it down for a extended parking lot...More

Thank Jack C
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

The history of the house is interesting. There is beautiful tilework throughout and the gardens are definitely worth a visit. Try and get a docent when you go as it will add to the visit.

Thank Joan1914
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Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

This a great place to visit while in the venice, santa monica or Malibu area since it is close by. The house does not have parking of their own, but there is parking offered by then city $8. You can also park on the curve...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Spent a brief time here would have liked to see more. You can see the pier from here and the coast. There might be tours offered.

Thank Kay O
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

The Adamson House is open for tours on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm. (The last tour begins at 2 pm) The tours are led by knowledgeable and dedicated docents who delight in sharing their passion for the house, the family that...More

1  Thank nancy s
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

Historic house built by a wealthy eastern family who fell in love with the spectacular coast line and nearly virgin land of this coast in the first half of the 20th Century. After buying up much of the coastal land which is now Malibu and...More

Thank Merrill C
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

Very beautiful, unusual. Anyone interested in California crafts and architecture during the early 1900's - 1940's - the heyday - should see this place.

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Reviewed 22 October 2015

This classic beachfront estate with some of the finest Malibu tilework around from the 1920's . Located at the famous Surfrider Beach next to the Malibu Pier. So plenty to do after you do the tour of the estate.

1  Thank Tom R
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

Unfortunately, an ongoing dispute between the board president and the docents who volunteer to run tours etc. resulted in every docent quitting -- so until that's resolved, you can't get into the house to see all of the beautiful tile work.

Thank Newsdoc
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Neha P
20 March 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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Sharyne S
18 July 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.
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simply7
1 March 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
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