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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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  • Very interesting and the craftsmanship was a joy to see. Poorly lit by original design and not able to enjoy the tactile feel of the wood. This rule is in place to preserve the wood. The tour guide was exceptional with a wealth of knowledge.
  • The Gamble House is full of architectural history, a national historic landmark, and museum in Pasadena. Its style shows influence from traditional Japanese aesthetics and a certain California spaciousness. The family crest is Crane. Family likes the number 3. The house has an overview of the Rose Bowl. Admission price is inexpensive. Parking can be a challenge. Staff and tour guides are friendly, professional and knowledgable. Overall, I highly recommend The Gamble House to anyone local or tourist.
  • I didn't see inside. The outside is beautiful. Different architecture and structure. Well maintained. The gardens, both front and back and nice and well taken care of with a variety of rocks and flowers. If you can stop by the little library and remember... back to the future movie was shoot there. That was Doc Brown house!!!
  • A friend of mine told me about this place recently and we went up to it. Wonderful wonderful place to visit plan ahead to visit it. The tour was excellent and only minutes away from the Norton Simon Museum this is a real must if you like architecture.
  • A truly magnificent house built by the Gamble family of Procter & Gamble in the early 1900's. A remarkable architectural structure that was way ahead of its time. The furniture was also designed the architects. You must take the tour, otherwise you really miss out on the history.
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