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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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  • This Greene & Greene home is wonderfully perfect for an A&C home of this era (and to my thinking, any period). All design elements from the joinery, choice of wood and details in each room (each room ...  more »
  • Brought our out-of-town visitor...blew her mind! Take a few seconds while on the tour to actually LOOK at each room you are being shown and you will see even more fab details than are being pointed ou...  more »
  • No visit to Pasadena is complete without a tour of The Gamble House. Highly recommended! Easy to find in a relatively small city. And there are lots of other attractions within a stone's throw. 
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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.