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The Gamble House, Pasadena
(4.7/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
Admire a mansion's-worth of woodwork at The Gamble House, an Arts and Crafts-style residence that today belongs in the National Register of Historic Places. Finished in 1908 by David Gamble of Proctor & Gamble fame, the home boasts extensive gardens, a fully wooden exterior, and a host of decks, awnings, and outdoor patios. Join a guided tour led by a docent to explore the house's ornate interior. As you wander the living spaces, marvel at the collection of decorative furnishings and array of spacious rooms. Keep in mind that you must sign up for the tour in order to access the building, so book ahead of time as spots are limited and fill up quickly. Put The Gamble House into our Pasadena itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Pasadena.
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  • Magnificent architect House! The place is really beautiful and well maintained. Being next to the Highway this visit worth really!
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  • Every nook of the house is filled with craftsmanship and clever built-ins. Reserve your tickets and tour time in advance. Tour groups are small so you can visit each room and listen to the knowledgeab...  more »
  • This neighborhood far from the Hollywood bling bling, surprised by the number of houses built by one of the Greene brothers. Strong Japanese influence. each curve, beam, window is done with a sense of detail and the esthetism pushed to excess. The Gamble House is certainly the most beautiful, she can visit with passionate guides. A good time for lovers d architecture.
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  • A great and beautiful piece of history! The details are just phenomenal! Take the tour worth the time!
  • There are two groups of people who going to visiting that Gamble House. the first group are fan of architecture/history and the others are the movie geeks: This building (of course for the exterior scenes) was used for the famous movie trilogy: Back to the Future. Its the home of Doc Brown (played by Christopher Lloyd). Through the "Gamble's" website can be booked several tours in combination of other things. Well, it was cool to see it. Because I got a privat tour of a friend and went privat so I cant tell about transportation (public) from/to this house.
  • Like many houses in Pasadena The Gamble House is built in the beautiful craftsman style. The grounds are beautiful and the garage to the right has even made a Hollywood appearance! In the original Back to the Future, when Marty goes to see the professor back in time, to convince him he has developed a time travel device (and a Flux Capacitor) that whole scene is filmed at the Gamble house.
  • Such an interesting piece of art and history. The craftsmanship that went into this house is so valuable to notice in our time of cheap and fast architecture and culture.
  • The exterior of the house though interesting and movie famous, isn't the real beauty of it. Its the interior, upon plane sight is just an old craftsmen house, in reality it is rich with history and beautiful detail. If you have mild interest in architecture, history, art or movie history, its worth checking out.