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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 compact history of Malibu in a spectacular home and grounds

Historic house built by a wealthy eastern family who fell in love with the spectacular coast line... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2015
Merrill C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Custom-tile filled home of California craft tile manufacturing family

Very beautiful, unusual. Anyone interested in California crafts and architecture during the early... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2015
Los Angeles, 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 Highway, Malibu, CA 90265-4937
+1 310-456-8432

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Reviewed 11 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
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
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
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 16 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
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Chance to hear about the history of the area and enjoy great views from the tile covered patios. Can only do a guided tour of the house-lasts an hour .Not a place to take the kids-or easily bored spouses. Only open Wed-Sat. Park on road...More

2  Thank seniorcruiser
Reviewed 4 October 2015

A favorite spot to bring family visiting Malibu. Beautiful, preserved home and grounds, with incredible examples of original Malibu tile. Really great at holiday periods.

Thank Dylan C
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Very interesting house in a terrific location. Good parking at a price. The grounds are beautiful but the prize is the interior tour of the house. The docents make the history of Malibu comes alive - step out on the balcony of one of the...More

Thank 815judithp
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This is a beautifully maintained example of "life back in the day". We always enjoy taking out-of-town guests here because "all California" and not too tourista Enjoy!

1  Thank Carol C
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Very nice setting for a wedding! did the tour here too and it was very cool, you can feel the life of this house!

Thank Cole G
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
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Sharyne S
19 July 2017|
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.
1 March 2017|
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Response from Etretat c | Reviewed this property |
Ye I am. What do you want to do in LA?. Thank you.
Mary L
31 October 2016|
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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