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The Gamble House, Pasadena

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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. Use our Pasadena online trip itinerary builder to add The Gamble House and other attractions to your Pasadena vacation plans.
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  • Home of very dark wood on the outside is really beautiful inside, in excellent condition and furnished, with especially great testimonies in the structure and finishes of the Arts and Crafts technique. Comments made by volunteer guides (docents) are quality and interesting. Worth.
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  • If you love craftsman style homes and into contemporary furniture, then this is a great home to tour. Built for the Gambles family of Proctor & Gamble as their retreat. The home is extremely simple an...  more »
  • It was built in 1908 by the Greene brothers. Is entirely made of wood, made under great influence of Japanese architecture, including its beautiful gardens. Very well built, large, spacious. The House was used by Dr. Emmett Brown in the back to the future (Back to the Future), in the first film. Depending on the time that is, is good to buy the ticket before, because the visitors are guided and small groups. You can't visit alone. There is a little shop next door where you buy the ticket. Very interesting, but nothing. Price: $ $15
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  • A beautiful art and craft home - well worth a tour. This house is incredibly well preserved and restored. The outdoor and indoor areas are breathtaking. There is parking in the lot. When they hold their special weekend activities and celebrations, they really open things up and this special house comes more alive. Photos are welcome to take. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and detailed and passionate about this beautiful gem of a house.
  • Was a random visit but yet a awsome one. I met a former Navy fellow, and his two pups who were so cute. I hope the questions he asked, gets answered and everything works out. Good luck and thanks for your acquaintance.
  • I have been wanting to see this house for a long time. It met all of our expectations. Home is immaculate even though it's over 100 years old. For all of you Back to the Future fans...this was Doc Brown's house.
  • It was so great to be able to visit this amazing home and take photos of the fine architectural details inside and outside. Highly recommended.
  • Greene and Greene designed house in the Arts and Craftsman style. Everything in the house was designed by the Greene brothers. From the Tiffany stained glass in the entry way to plates and utensils. A gift shop offers books and objects with motifs borrowed from inside the house.
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