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Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum

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Address: 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265-4937
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10:30 - 15:30
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Wed - Fri 10:30 - 15:30
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The historic home of Merritt Huntley Adamson, a local rancher, is set along...

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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A bit of History by the busy Pacific Coast Highway

Very interesting to learn the history of the Malibu area, The grounds were well kept and the views beautiful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2015
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Very interesting to learn the history of the Malibu area, The grounds were well kept and the views beautiful.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

We attended a wedding here and it was amazing. Right on the water in Malibu with a great view of the beach and everything on it. The house itself was beautiful and if you love tile this is the place to see it. Visit if you can, and plan an event here if possible!!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

A special location and adjacent beach for a stroll. Parking costs you but you're in Malibu, so this is the norm here. Enjoy learning about CA specific architecture & history - it's worth it.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

I recommend doing the interior tours of you're interested in learning about life during the 1920-1940s. This is a beautiful Spanish Revival home with beautiful ocean bay views and garden. A nice quiet and peaceful afternon leisure sightseeing.

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Interesting house on a beautiful site. Showcase for the famous Malibu Tiles. Nice grounds. Interesting exhibit of Malibu history.

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Very nice place to visit. Lots of history here in the Adamson house and very interesting place to visit. Highly recommended to take the time and go.

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Lovely property and really interesting glimpse into Malibu's history. The admission is a lot pricier than most historical venues with docent led tours ($15 per person), but it is an interesting tour. If you're able to come here for an event (Mother's Day Tea, etc.), even better. They also do a lovely Christmas tour, and that's a little more bang... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

If you are interested in historical homes and love beautiful tile work DO NOT miss Adamson House. The gardens are beautiful and everything is perfectly cared for . . . but, the home is the 'crown jewel'. It is unbelievable the detail and forward planning that went into this home. It was just Wonderful!

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

Great tour and guide. This is a real hidden gem for those who enjoy touring historic houses. We learned about the origins of Malibu and the family that started the ceramic tile company in Malibu and then covered this house in beautiful ceramic tile inside and out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

You can miss the sign on the PCH, so Google it. You get a history lesson and an art lesson about glazed tiles while listening to the docent of the Adamson family home on the Malibu shore! Beautiful landscaping and a view of a particularly serene Pacific Ocean are unexpected extras. We had a cranky docent who had a bit... More 

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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 with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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