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Mon, May 1-Thu, May - 25, 2017 - ENTIRE SITE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. Fri, May 26, 2017 until further notice - RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS RE-OPENS TO THE PUBLIC (but the Ranch House will remain closed for construction). Beginning May 26 and during construction, the Rancho's open hours will be modified to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • 2017 Cottonwood Award Luncheon
  • The Ranch House

Rancho Los Alamitosis twice listed on the National Register of Historic Places - once as the sacred Tongva village of Povuu’ngna, the traditional birthplace of the native people of the Los Angeles Basin and, second, for the evolution of its significant historic landscape over time. The site includes traces of the ancestral village, an adobe-core ranch house ca.1800, four acres of lush historic gardens developed during the 1920s and 30s, and the restored working ranch barnyard of the early-mid 20th century. With the opening of the Rancho Center, the film, new exhibits and room environments feature the landscape, the people and the place over time and within the context of the development of the region and the state.

This exceptional site reveals the early Tongva presence, the Spanish and Mexican periods, the ranching and farming era, and the imprint of 20th century development. A quintessential place for people to experience the living story of southern California, Rancho Los Alamitos is a microcosm of the region, past to present.

Restoration of the Rancho
The Rancho has undergone extensive restoration over the years under the management of the Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation. The Grand Opening of the Rancho Center and Barns Area was a culmination of the comprehensive Master Plan for the restoration, preservation and interpretation of the site, and begins a new chapter of experiences at Rancho Los Alamitos. To learn more about the Rancho's restoration projects, please click the images below.
The Rancho Center
  The Ranch House
  The Gardens
Images by David Wakely Photography

Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch, Gardens and Gift Shop are open Wednesday through Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Guided tours of the Ranch House and Barns Area begin at the Rancho Center every thirty minutes, with the first tour at 1:00 p.m. and the last at 4:00 p.m. Reservations are not required. Click here for scheduled exceptions

Rancho Los Alamitosis among those honored by Long Beach Heritage with a 2017 Preservation Award for restoration of the kitchen areas and cook's bedroom. Details

Pamela Young Lee has been named Associate Director for the Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation by a unanimous and enthusiastic vote of the Board of Trustees effective October 1, 2016. Press Release  
Featured speaker in the November 6th Conversation named 2016 MacArthur fellow   Josh Kun, author who uncovered L.A.'s musical counter-history, named MacArthur fellow  Los Angeles Times, September 21, 2016.  


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