General Information & Directions

Visit the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation on their 

 5 1/2 acre site set in the foothills of the San Gabrial Mountains, less than 2 miles from the 210 freeway.

 

Public hours:

Thurs and Sat, 12-4pm

 

Sam Maloof was one of the most respected furniture makers of the 20th century.  His rocking chairs were highly esteemed by both President Reagan and President Carter. 

 

His home was hand built by Sam and his assistants over a period of 40 years and reflects Sam's love of finely crafted wood, right down to unique hand-crafted wooden latches and hinges on the doors. 

 

When threatened by the 210 Freeway, several of his patrons banded together to assure the home received the recognition it deserved on the National Register of Historic Places where it is cited as a work of art in its own right.  The home and associated shops where Sam continued to build furniture until his death at 93 in 2009 were moved to the current site in

 Alta Loma. 

 

This site now includes the historic home, which is open for docent led tours at a small fee, the Jacobs Education Center Gallery which presents changing exhibits and the lovely Water Wise Discovery Gardens which encompass five different landscapes of California native plants and Mediterranean plants which demonstrate water wise gardening for Southern California home owners.

 

The Maloof Water Wise Discovery Gardens are open to the public free of charge on Thursdays and Saturdays from

Noon to 4:00 p.m.

The Jacobs Education Center Gallery is open to the public free of charge on Thursdays and Saturdays from

Noon to 4:00 p.m during exhibitions. 

Our current exhibition schedule can be found here

 

 

Tour Information and Reservations (advised)

 

Docent-led tours are the only way to gain access to the interior of the historic home of Sam and Alfreda Maloof.

 

Advance purchase is highly recommended for all of our tours. Space is limited and tours often sell out! 

 

Please contact us for information

on handicapped accessibility.

 

Tours are non-refundable.

We would be happy to reschedule your tour if needed.

Please call the Foundation office for assistance at

909-980-0412

Directions

5131 Carnelian St

Alta Loma, CA 91701

(Use Rancho Cucamonga for GPS)

 

 

- From the 10 Freeway:
exit at Vineyard Avenue and drive North towards the mountains for approximately 6.25 miles.*
(Vineyard turns into Carnelian Street just past Foothill.)

- From the 210 Freeway:
exit at Carnelian Street and drive North towards
the mountains for approximately two miles.*

- From the 15 Freeway:
take the 210 West and exit Carnelian Street. Drive North
towards the mountains for approximately two miles.*

*The Historic Residence is located between

Hidden Farm Road & Almond at 5131 Carnelian St.

 

Continue past Hidden Farm Road and enter the second driveway on the right into the Foundation parking lot.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"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 coaltion of 30 museums that were homes and working studios of American artists. Come, witness creativity!

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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)

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. 

CONTACT US

Public Days & Hours:

Thursdays and Saturdays: 12 - 4PM

Gates open at 11:45am

 

For Tours: 

Thursdays: 12:00,1:00, & 2:00PM

Saturday Hours: 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, & 2:00 PM

                              (2:30PM Seasonal)

 

 

 

 

For availability and reservation, 

click book now above.

Reservations are strongly recommended.

 

Gardens & Galleries:

Open at no charge:

Thursdays & Saturdays 12-4 PM

 

General Information:

Phone 909.980.0412
Email: info@malooffoundation.org

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

Thanksgiving 

Christmas Eve

Christmas

New Year's Eve

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