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.
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
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
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
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.