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Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum

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Address: 23200 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-4937
Phone Number: +1 310-456-8432
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10:30 - 15:00
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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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Beautiful Malibu tile

I visited the Adamson House during the week, so the museum was not available. My wife and I are very interested in Malibu, Spanish and Catalina tile because we own a 1930's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chris T
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San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Adamson House during the week, so the museum was not available. My wife and I are very interested in Malibu, Spanish and Catalina tile because we own a 1930's Spanish style home. Even without access to the inside of the house, the property is beautiful and has placards along the path explaining things about the area and... More 

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Adamson House offers a unique view into the historical past of Malibu. It not only educates but is a direct window into the pioneering spirit required to first fall in love with, then affect and protect through wisdom, forethought, and action the place one calls home. Beautiful grounds where you can picnic within feet of this gorgeous stretch of... More 

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University Place, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I returned signed up for the tour and it was two hours of total immersion into getting history and family of this incredible place. Probably because we only had 7 of us and we were all curious asking loads of questions our docent spent the extra half hour and what joy. The interior and history of both... More 

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Etretat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Historical site. Beautiful garden and flowers, closed to wild area with birds. comments interesting. children like and we will come again

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This place was owned by the Adamson family who owned ADOHR MILK FARMS way back when here in the LA are. It is a good place for a wedding and other things and is just a lovely place

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We heard about the Adamson House at a lecture we attended about California tile makers. We fought through the traffic on a Saturday and paid the house a visit. Our docent was excellent. He really knew the house and its history. I'm to sure I've ever seen a house with such an extensive installation of tile. The house is in... More 

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Calabasas, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Adamson House is a must-see attraction when visiting Malibu. It is filled with exquisite tile from the 1930s and gives a glimpse back in time, focusing on the history of the founding Malibu family. It is as if the owners just walked off and left the home, with all furnishings left in place. Unfortunately, the house is beginning to... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

What an amazing place!! We were blown away. Driving on the PCH you have no idea of what an incredible treat awaits you. The house, the tiles, the gardens...simply incredible. Even more you can learn about some of the history of Malibu. Truly a wonderful thing to preserve and to have. Great job to all who keep this place open.

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Thank J M
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous; house, grounds, vision and tile! Spectacular. Visit. You will be glad that the State preserved the Adamson House. You are transported into a different era. A gem. A pleasure.

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I took this tour with a friend and found it to be well worth the time. We stopped on a whim and I learned even more about Malibu and some of the the culture surrounding it.

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