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The Gamble House, Pasadena

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Traveler Resources, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 360+ 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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  • Advanced Arts & Crafts architecture from the height of the Greene brothers accomplishments. Beautiful woodwork, decorative items, furniture, stained glass -- all one of a kind. Learn about the Gamble ...  read more »
  • Unfortunately when I got the tours were already finished, so I couldn't enjoy the beautiful tour that are inside already reviewed by other travelers. Worth a visit, even outside, because if you're movie buffs this was the home of Doc Brown in back to the future. Some scenes of the film, as well as outsiders, are actually filmed there. The only exterior view is impressive, stands out among all the architecture and aesthetics of the House, definitely above average typical of American buildings. In front of the House there is a large free car park and next to it, there is a bookstore quite well stocked and with a nice warm atmosphere
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  • You can only see the inside of the house with a tour. It is worth the money to look inside, especially if you like craftsman style. This was the winter house of the Gambles from Proctor and Gamble, an...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Always a great place to visit. It is absolutely beautiful and the house is very accessible with sprawling grounds. Wonderfully preserved.
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