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Support the Rancho. Long Beach Gives begins September 17. Click here to donate


The Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation seeks an energetic Volunteer Coordinator to support volunteers in fulfilling its mission. The Volunteer Coordinator will join a creative and collaborative team to shape a volunteer program that includes over 150 dedicated community members.This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual seeking rewarding part-time employment with a flexible schedule.

TO APPLY: Email a cover letter and resume including contact information for two professional references to katie@RanchoLosAlamitos.org with the position title in the subject line. Download the position description here.

Rancho Los Alamitos is open by reservation Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Before you visit, please reserve a free ticket for a 60-minute, self-guided tour. Make reservations online or send an email to Reservations@RanchoLosAlamitos.org with the time you wish to visit and the number of people in your group (10 people maximum).
When you arrive, please check-in at the station in the parking lot.

More areas of the Rancho are opening as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Here are the latest regulations for visits to the Rancho, which are in compliance with the latest mandate from the City of Long Beach:

  • Outdoors, face masks are optional regardless of vaccination status.
  • Indoors, face masks are required for all, regardless of vaccination status.

Help us care for this historic site by observing the following etiquette:

  • Please do not climb on the trees or the roots of the Moreton Bay Fig trees.
  • Please don’t walk in plant beds or pick flowers or fruit.
  • Refrain from touching the animals or climbing on fences, structures, and farm equipment.
  • No food is allowed.
  • Smoking and vaping are not permitted.
  • Do not litter. There are trash cans located throughout the site.
RLA is proud to  participate in the 2021 Long Beach Gives program
During the Long Beach Gives citywide fundraising campaign, individuals and organizations come together across the city of Long Beach (and beyond!) to invest in our community. When we give, we take a proactive step toward creating the society we desire. Last year, our friends and supporters raised over $15,000 for the Rancho during the Long Beach Gives 2020 campaign. We need your help to reach our goal of raising $20,000 in 2021. Stay tuned for more information about how you can help the Rancho through Long Beach Gives.
For a list of dates that the Rancho will be closed to the public, please click here.

Rancho Los Alamitos, the “Ranch of the Little Cottonwoods,” is a Long Beach City Landmark and is twice listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Rancho has a continuous history of habitation that stretches back for more than 1500 years and reflects the many people who have called it home – from the first people, the Tongva, to the Spanish and Mexican colonists, right up to the Yankee farmers of the mid-twentieth century. The 7½-acre site includes four acres of nationally significant historic gardens, a ranch house (1790-1933), and a restored barnyard of the early 20th-century working ranch. Read more >

Children and adults alike are fascinated and delighted when touring the spacious historic site, communing with nature in the lush gardens and visiting with the farm animals (horses, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and rabbits) in the barns area. Admission and parking are free. The Rancho is open to the public by reservation from Wednesday-Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Guests enter at the Bixby Hill residential security gate at the intersection of East Anaheim Road and Palo Verde Avenue. Admission and parking are free.

Inspiring a sense of community while educating and engaging visitors with our rich history, our compelling stories and our authentic connections to California’s past.



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