• 4 Westmoreland Place
  • Pasadena, CA 91103
  • T: 626-793-3334

Craftsman Masterpiece

The Gamble House was designed in 1908 by Pasadena architects, Greene & Greene as the winter residence for David and Mary Gamble. The Gamble House is the finest example of early 20th-century Craftsman architecture, it is preserved with all of its original furnishings which were designed by the architects. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Gamble Family

The Gamble’s lived in Cincinnati, Ohio where their company, Proctor & Gamble was headquartered but Mary was spending winters in Pasadena’s resort hotels before they decided to build a permanent home here. More→

House Museum

In 1985, the Gamble House played Dr. Emmett Brown’s home in Back to the Future. Today, the Gamble House serves as a house museum with tours offered most days; and two senior-year students of the USC School of Architecture are chosen to live in the home each year.

Documentary

In 2017, filmmaker Don Hahn made a documentary about the Gamble House—The film can be viewed on PBS. More→

Tours

Thursdays & Fridays

One-hour docent-lead tours are offered Thursdays through Sundays from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM, it is the only way to get inside the house. Tours start every thirty minutes, the cost is $15 for adults, $12.50 for students and seniors, and free for children under 12. More→

Saturdays

One-hour docent-lead tours are offered Saturdays from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM, and it is the only way to get inside of the house. Tours start every twenty minutes, the cost is $15 for adults, $12.50 for students and seniors, and free for children under 12. More→

Sundays

One-hour docent-lead tours are offered Sundays from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM, and it is the only way to get inside of the house. Tours start every twenty minutes, the cost is $15 for adults, $12.50 for students and seniors, and free for children under 12. More→

Mondays

Specialty tours and group tours are offered on Mondays, by advanced reservation. Prices and times vary for these tours, and they usually offer access to areas of the house that are not available on the regular tour offered Monday through Sunday. More→

Tuesdays

Two Brown Bag Mini Tours (twenty minutes) are offered on Tuesdays, they begin at 12:15 PM and 12:45 PM. The rear lawn and terrace are open from 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM for guests to bring their own lunch and enjoy. Brown Bag Tours cost is $8. More→

Wednesdays

Specialty tours are offered on Wednesdays by advanced reservation. Prices and times vary for these tours, and they usually offer access to areas of the house that are not available on the regular tour offered Monday through Sunday. More→

Specialty Tours

Some of the specialty tours offered at the Gamble House include Behind the Velvet Ropes: an extended tour that visits all parts of the house (2.5 hours, $45); Details & Joinery: led by contemporary woodworker Jim Ipekjian, this in-depth tour is focused on the fine details of wood craftsmanship (3 hours, $80); Fire & Light: glass artist John Hamm leads the newest in-depth tour exploring the exquisite leaded art glass in the House (2 hours, $45); Arroyo Terrace Walking: visit the neighborhood around the house, a National Register historic district that is home to nine Greene & Greene homes as well as the works of other noted architects (1 hour and 15 minutes, $17). More→

Tickets

Tours can be purchased online; by calling +1 (844) 325-0812; or by visiting the gift shop at the Gamble House during business hours.

Website

gamblehouse.org

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Special Events

The Gamble House offers event space for your next meeting, retreat, luncheon or dinner with a beautiful setting of architecture, history and beauty. Special event space is available to corporations, private or non-profit organizations as well as special interest groups. All bookings include a docent-led tour.

Third Floor Attic

Indoor
Capacity: 25

The Gallery

Indoor
Capacity: 48

Rear Terrace & Garden

Outdoor
Capacity: 70


Photography credits: Alexander Vertikoff for images 1 and 2. All other images by Natalie Escobedo.