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  • Photo of Blacksmith at work in the Blacksmith Shop at Rancho Los Alamitos. See the Tools of the Trade
  • Kids Love Our Farm Animals
  • Extraordinary Gardens - 4 acres of historic gardens
  • Historic Ranch House - Meticulous Restoration of 1930s style
Rancho Los Alamitos is Open Wednesday - Sundy, 1-5pm
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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 enlightened and delighted when touring the ranch house and interpretive center, communing with nature in the lush gardens and visiting with the farm animals (horses, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and rabbits) in the barnyard. The Rancho is open to the public from Wednesday-Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. (Guests enter at the Bixby Hill residential security gate at Anaheim and Palo Verde.) Guided tours of the Ranch house and Barns Area start every 30 minutes from the Rancho Center with the last tour beginning at 4:00 pm. Visitors may tour the gardens with a docent or opt for a self-guided tour. 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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For a listing of the dates on which the site will be CLOSED for Special Community Events, please click here
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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 in 2012 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.
Photo of the Rancho Center from the parking lot   Ranch House at Rancho Los Alamitos   Photo of the Secret Garden at Rancho Los Alamitos
The Rancho Center
  The Ranch House
  The Gardens
Images by David Wakely Photography

 

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