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Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum

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Address: 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone Number: +1 310-456-8432
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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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Interesting house on a beautiful site. Showcase for the famous Malibu Tiles. Nice grounds. Interesting exhibit of Malibu history.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 July 2015
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Malibu, California
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 1 July 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 16 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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Des Moines Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 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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Edgewater, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

Spent a lovely day just wandering around before my guided tour by one of the local residents. They are very proud of this landmark that is now a state park. Start off in the reception area where they give a narrative on the history...it is quite remarkable how it started. The house is beautiful and the pottery tiles beautifully display... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

This home is a wonderful find. It is a place very rich in early Malibu history and it is full of amazing tile and fantastic views. Tile is throughout the home and in one hallway the tile is so intricate it looks like a rug on the floor. If you love historic homes this is one of the best I... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015

The most unusual thing about this house is the extensive use of tiles throughout the home. The original residents owned the Malibu Tile Company and used the tiles lavishly throughout this remarkable Spanish Colonial style house. I had never seen tiles designed to look like intricate carpets on the floor. The nine bathrooms also provide lavish and detailed tile designs.... More 

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Kula, HI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015

This house/museum is off the Pacific Coast Hwy in Malibu, and right on the water near Surfriders Beach. It has been lovingly taken care of and shows how the well-to-do lived at that time. The tiles are stunning. Well worth the 1.5 hours you'll spend.

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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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