Over the years, Malibu has become a coveted destination where the rich and famous duck away from paparazzi in their million-dollar beach homes. In a city where hole-in-the-wall fish markets sit in the shadows of five-star restaurants, it seems that Malibu is a perfect recipe of down-home beach town with a spoonful of chi-chi celebrity. But, it's also a place of history.
The Adamson House in Malibu Lagoon State Beach is a shining jewel of historical mystique overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Malibu Lagoon, and the Malibu Pier. Originally built for Rhoda Rindge Adamson and Merritt Huntley Adamson in 1930 on the 24,000-acre Rindge Ranch, the house is now a National Historical Site and California Historic Landmark. The Adamson House represents a piece of California's history before the area became the freeway-laden Mecca it is today. The swanky stores of Melrose and flashing lights of Hollywood Boulevard can wait because there's something far more fabulous: the place known as the "Taj Mahal of Tile," with its intricate Malibu tile work, glorious fountains and Mediterranean appeal, is a must see for any California traveler with an eye for beauty and an interest in the past.
- Guided Tour Schedule:
- Wednesday through Saturday: 11am to 3pm (Last tour at 2pm)
- Tuesdays: Bus Tours Only
- Adults (17 years and older): $5
- Children (6 to 16 years):$2
- 5 years and under: Free
- Location: 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu CA
- Phone: 310-456-8432
- Website: www.adamsonhouse.org