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Gabriel Marquez, Avery Horne, office of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon Councilmember Rex Richardson & wife Nina
Photo by Bernadette McKeever

Farm Dinner at the Ranch

Rancho Los Alamitos’ annual farm-themed dinner fundraiser on August 24, 2019 raised $110,000 to benefit the Rancho’s educational mission and programs, including school tours, public events and programs and site operations.

Major sponsors of the event were:
Farmers and Merchants Bank, Title Sponsor,
Port of Long Beach, Patron Sponsor,
Don Temple Family Charitable Foundation, Patron Sponsor and
Gloria Deukemejian, Supporting Sponsor


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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 that stretches back for more than 1500 years and reflects the many people who have called it home – from the first people, the Tongva native American people, to the farmers of the mid-twentieth century. The 7½-acre site includes four acres of nationally significant historic gardens, a ranch house (1790-1933), and 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) housed in the barns area. 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.
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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

We have been notified that the Rancho's Seismic Stabilization Project was selected by Long Beach Heritage’s awards jury to receive the 2018 Preservation Technology Award.  This award recognizes outstanding innovation and workmanship carried out on a preservation project.  The award will be presented on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Long Beach Heritage’s annual dinner in the Grand Salon aboard the Queen Mary. Details and tickets>



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