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Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch & Gardens will remain closed until further notice due to COVID-19. When the site reopens, it will be announced on our website and social media platforms. Our overriding concern is the health and safety of our visitors, our volunteers, and our staff. We are working on the plan for reopening which will be in stages and will comply with policies of our city, county, and state.

Initially, we will welcome visitors to the Rancho’s outdoor spaces only – Gardens and Barnyard. Indoor spaces (Ranch House and Rancho Center) will open at a later stage. Each stage of reopening will include sanitizing routines and physical distancing strategies.

In the meantime, please visit the Virtual Visit page on our website and watch our FacebookInstagram and Twitter pages for videos, photos and information about the Rancho and its history … and its reopening.

Help us celebrate! Preston the Shire Horse, is having a birthday. Click here for details.
  • 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
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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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