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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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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
Very interesting house and gardens

The history of the house is interesting. There is beautiful tilework throughout and the gardens... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2016
Joan1914
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Marina del Rey, 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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  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265-4937
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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.

Thank patriciaroseogden
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Reviewed 21 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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Reviewed 15 October 2015

The Adamson house is very interesting to hear about. The Docents show their passion for the house and the stories that go with it. A definite place to visit while in Malibu.

1  Thank BarbJ49
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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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Response from Etretat c | Reviewed this property |
Ye I am. What do you want to do in LA?. Thank you.
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Mary L
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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
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