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News Release

For Immediate Release: 11/25/2014

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Malibu’s Adamson House and Pier Decked Out for the Holidays


Lisa Otis-Kisor

(310) 456-8432


On three Sundays in December, the 14th, 21st and 28th, Adamson House and the Pier in Malibu will be festively decorated in vintage style reflecting its 1930’s heritage. The holiday tours include docent-led visits to the house, special exhibits of the family’s memorabilia, live holiday music, a unique hand-crafted wrapped gift, refreshments, This year, a special attraction has been added, a visit to see the historic Malibu Pier towers and a complimentary glass of bubbly on the Pier.

The tour cost is $25 per adult and $10 for children ages 6 to 17 (children under 5 may visit for free). Reservations can be made by emailing the Adamson House at or leaving a phone message at 310-456-8432. Walk-ins will be welcome depending on space availability. To learn more about this gem in the California State Park system, visit

The cozy visitor center will be filled to the rafters with special gifts to purchase for everyone on your holiday list, including a new specially designed peacock tile, as well as a wide selection of books on the history of Malibu, the Rindge/Adamson family and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. Enhance your visit by touring the Malibu Lagoon Museum and strolling the beautiful property overlooking Surfrider Beach and the Malibu Lagoon.

Adamson House is located at 23200 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Parking is available for a fee, first come, first served, at the adjacent County Parking Lot, at the Pier Lot, at the State Parks Lagoon Parking Lot at Cross Creek, or if available, for free on Pacific Coast Highway.

The Adamson House is a 1929 Spanish Colonial Revival residence built by Rhoda Rindge Adamson (daughter of Frederick Hastings Rindge and May Knight Rindge, last owners of the Malibu Spanish land grant) and her husband, Merritt Adamson. The home retains most of the family’s furnishings from the 1930s to the 1960s and features extensive tile work from the family’s famed Malibu Potteries. The residence and collection offer a very special glimpse into Malibu’s past and the holidays offer a perfect time to visit.

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