Moving Sam Maloof 

The Challenges of Moving the Maloof Historic Structures Tour


This is a 90-minute tour with author and architect Ann Kovara. She served as the project construction manager when the Maloof Historic Home, Main Shop, Guesthouse, and 20 major trees were relocated about three miles up the road. The structures moved from the path of the proposed 210 Freeway to the present Maloof Foundation site on Carnelian.


The Maloof Relocation Project is widely regarded as an extraordinary historic preservation success story.  Moving the handmade home and workshop of a world-famous woodworker grieving over the recent loss of his beloved wife, however, presented enormous challenges. Architects, engineers, attorneys, contractors, city planners, Sam, Sam’s craftsmen, and others worked together to meet tight budgets and timelines, while offering a bright future for the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation and the Sam Maloof Woodworker, Inc. enterprise, which continues operating to this day.  

Tour includes interior and exterior walk-arounds of the Maloof Historic Home and Main Workshop, with stories and insights reflecting Ann's eyes for architecture and her rich, detailed recollections of working with Sam through many of the hardest days of his life.


Book Signing -  Ann will be on hand before and after the tours to sign her new book: Moving Sam Maloof: Saving an American Woodworking Legend’s Home & Workshops - book onsale now at the Maloof Store.  Get your copy today!


Tour price is $25.00


Tour Date /Times – Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10:00am


Location – Sam & Alfreda Maloof Foundation for the Arts & Crafts, 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma, CA   91701



To purchase a copy of the book Moving Sam, please visit our Visitor Center or online store.

                       Book does not have to purchased on day of event for author to sign.   


*As this is a special tour, we cannot accept membership guest passes.

Thank you for understanding*       


"I enjoy coming to the Maloof house - and often bring friends and family there. The place is wonderful, the house and grounds - the gift store - everything is a true delight. The staff is always very nice. Thanks for being there to all."  - Melissa 


"Excellent presentation superior cultural-historical-artistic resource.." - Jane


“This is a very special place, dedicated to one of the great woodworkers of our time. ... It is visually stunning and at the same time presents a flow and feel of relaxation. I think you must see it some time. Put it on your bucket list! Special place to visit.”  -H. G. Smith


"What a genius Mr. Maloof was. I feel honored to have experienced this tour." - Liz

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts is a member of the Historic Artists' Homes and Studios program (HAHS) of the National Trust for Preservation.  HAHS is a coalition of 30 museums that were homes and working studios of American artists. Come, witness creativity!

Maloof Service Animal Policy

The Maloof welcomes all visitors, including those assisted by a service animal. Visitors with a registered service animal are permitted in all publicly accessible areas.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Maloof recognizes only dogs as Service Animals. These animals are specifically trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Guests who use service animals must retain control of their animal at all times, and are required to keep them on a leash or harness while visiting.


Emotional support animals are not recognized as service animals under the ADA; we apologize for the inconvenience, however, The Maloof is unable to accommodate them. 






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The Maloof is a Smoke Free Facility.

Smoking is not allowed anywhere

on the property or in the parking lots.







How does the state define an e-cigarette?

Tobacco product means “a product containing, made, or derived from tobacco or nicotine that is intended for human consumption [including] an electronic device that delivers nicotine or other vaporized liquids to the person inhaling from the device, including, but not limited to, an electronic cigarette, cigar, pipe, or hookah…”
Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22950.5(d)(1) (2019)Cal. Health & Safety Code § 104495(8)(A) (2019)


Public Days & Hours:

Saturdays 10AM - 4PM

Gates open at 9:45AM


For Home Tours: 

Please click HERE for Home Tour information and times



General Information:

Phone 909.980.0412

Address: 5131 Carnelian St.

Alta Loma, CA 91701

(use Rancho Cucamonga for GPS)


Foundation Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation Offices will be closed on the following holidays :

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Presidents' Day

Memorial Day

July 4th

Labor Day

Veterans Day


Christmas Eve


New Year's Eve

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts acknowledge the Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Tongva world, including the Los Angeles Basin, South Channel Islands, San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, and portions of Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties) and are grateful to have the opportunity to work for the Taraaxatom (Indigenous peoples) in this place. As institutions located on unceded Indigenous land, we pay our respects to Honuukvetam (ancestors), 'Ahiihirom (elders), and ̓Evoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present, and emerging.

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