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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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  • Beautiful home from the outside. It was impressive to visit even though no one was allowed inside due to COVID. Hopefully I'll visit again when tours of the inside resume.  more »
  • This home of the Gambles is one of the best examples of a craftsman home built at the turn of the century. If you have any interest in architecture this is a must see. The whole house was...  more »
  • We stopped in Pasadena just for this tour and we found it to be very worthwhile. The docent was knowledgeable and patient with our diverse group of 10 people. They’ve done an excellent job making the history come alive with stories about the home’s origins and the Gamble family. I highly recommend the tour but be sure to book tickets in advance unless your schedule is very flexible. I’ve posted a photo of the beautiful front door’s glass.
  • Tours for this historic 1908 home that was built for the Gamble family are on Thurs-Sunday. The tour is every half hour and lasts an hour. Purchase tickets online as the tour often fills up. Cost is $15/adult, less for seniors, students and children. The home built by the Greene brothers is beautiful with art glass, several hard woods, Japanese joinery and design. The furniture by the Hall brothers is simple, elegant, Scandinavian. Our docent, Fred was very good and patient with all the questions. Be aware that there are three floors, so stairs to go up and down. Photos are allowed, no flash, no videos. A very nice bookstore with restroom is next door. No food is available. If you like architecture and historical homes, definitely see this home.

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