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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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Interesting beach house

This place is very interesting to visit and see how a vintage beach house experience was. We enjoy... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chingachgook
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California
Fantastic Home, Views and History

This is one of the finest house tours anywhere. Historically, it is a gem. The house is really... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
KurtL147
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Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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23200 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-4937
Malibu
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+1 310-456-8432

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"california history"
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"spanish revival"
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"gorgeous house"
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"pool house"
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"spanish tile"
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"interesting tour"
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"surf rider"
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"small museum"
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"wealthy family"
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"docent led tour"
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"worth a visit"
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"paid parking lot"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is very interesting to visit and see how a vintage beach house experience was. We enjoy the venue.

Thank Chingachgook
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This is one of the finest house tours anywhere. Historically, it is a gem. The house is really unusual and amazing. The location is as good as it gets in LA. Views of the Santa Monica pier are gorgeous.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

My wife and I decided to take an excursion on Saturday to visit the Adamson Historic home. Parking is available at a cost of $8 dollar and located right outside of the walled mansion. Guided tours would be recommended or you can take a self-guided...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We were utterly beguiled by the fabulous Adamson House, the Malibu history and family stories, the grounds and the view, but most of all the extraordinary tilework and ironwork decor of the home. Our docent was knowledgeable and very responsive to the various interests and...More

Thank cranberries0928
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Toured this museum as part of a class. Located on beautiful Malibu Lagoon, this little museum is worth the $8.00 parking and $7.00 admission. Docent who hosted tour was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank LilMizA
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

An easy walk from the pier, the adamson house is an awesome escape to see some history of Malibu and gorgeous landscape and Spanish tile. Worth the walk down towards the mart

Thank Mary W
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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