General public tours will recommence on a limited basis on Fridays and Saturdays to start 11–2 pm (last tour starts at 2 pm).
The visitor center will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon until 3 pm (closed July 3).
General Tour and Visitor Updates
We will begin tours on June 25 & 26 and continue providing tours every Friday and Saturday going forward.
The museum will continue to be open for public viewing on Wednesdays and Thursdays until the fall.
Garden tours are scheduled to recommence from Friday July 2 continuing in its original slot, on Fridays at 10 am.
Wedding tours will recommence as requested by the wedding party on Saturday July 10 and Sunday July 11 (with possibly more dates to be added throughout the summer).
For more information please contact:
California State Parks
23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Paid parking is available at the nearby county beach lot (1) and at the Malibu Lagoon Lot at Cross Creek (2). On-site parking is not permitted. Handicapped drop-off is available in front of the house.
A delightful gift shop is on the premises. In it, you will find a veritable treasure trove of unusual books, memorabilia, and unique gifts. Included in the shop are reproductions of Malibu Potteries' tiles, hand-painted pastels of Adamson House, rare original Malibu Potteries tiles, and other keepsake items with a Malibu Lagoon Museum motif.
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The Malibu Lagoon Museum adjoins Adamson House and contains an intriguing collection of artifacts, rare photographs, and documents depicting the colorful history of Malibu. The museum takes the visitor from the early Chumash Indian era through the Spanish California culture. Here is an excellent opportunity to relive the genteel and romantic ranching days of the famed Rindge and Adamson families and learn about dramatic episodes in Malibu's rich history: the Malibu Railroad; the 50-room Castle on the Hill; the 17-year legal battle over a Malibu highway; the Malibu movie colony; the Malibu Dam, and much more.
This docent-led tour is a guided visit through Adamson House, which contains its original furnishings and features a spectacular display of the renowned Malibu Potteries tile. Trained volunteer docents relate the engaging history of the house and the Adamson family and reveal details of its architecture and decorative elements.
Adamson House Garden Tour is a docent-led walking tour of the landmark gardens, beautifully preserved in their 1930s appearance. It is offered at 10 am every Friday. The $7 fee includes an Adamson House tour; no reservation is required. Garden tours for groups of ten or more are offered at 10 am on Tuesdays and reservations are required.
“Education through Exploration”, the children’s education program at Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum focuses on youth in elementary school grades. The program introduces students to the park’s extraordinary biological diversity. Topics include Chumash Indian culture; ecology; plant, fish and animal life; and environmental pollution. Binoculars and magnifying glasses enhance the visit, which combines the fun of taking a trip to the beach with an opportunity to learn fascinating facts about the natural and cultural history of the Malibu Lagoon.
Tours of Adamson House introduce students to how a family lived in the 1930s and invite comparisons to present-day life and society. The lavish use of tile and other distinctive decorative elements is also discussed.
Children’s tours are provided by state park docents, sponsorships are provided by Malibu Adamson House Foundation. Call 310 456-8432 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.