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Ranch House Front Lawn   Welcome to Rancho Los Alamitos!
Open Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Enter at the Bixby Hill residential security gate at the intersection of East Anaheim Road and Palo Verde Avenue. When you arrive, please check-in at the station in the parking lot. Admission and parking are free.

Reservations are required for groups larger than 10 and for all portrait and special event photography, which are not allowed during public hours.

Review the Rancho’s photography policy and site etiquette here.

For a list of dates that the Rancho will be closed to the public, please click here.

Sign up for Docent-Guided Tours of the Ranch House - Explore the Rancho’s history with a knowledgeable guide.

Visitors can reserve a docent-guided tour at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, or 4:00 PM. Walk-in tours are available as space permits.Email info@RanchoLosAlamitos.org or call (562) 431-3541 to make a reservation. Please include your name, contact information, and the number of people in your group.

For safety inside the historic building, everyone aged 2 and up is required to wear a mask on tours, regardless of vaccination status. Groups are limited to 6 visitors at a time. Tours are about 1 hour in length. All are welcome.

School Visits
The Rancho offers engaging school programs that complement California’s history and social science curriculum. For third-grade, Tovaave: A Tongva Cultural Program, shares the vibrant culture and history of the Tongva, the indigenous people of the L.A. Basin. For fourth-grade, Footprints on the Land explores California history through the site’s ranch house, gardens, and barnyard. Learn more about school programming here.

Virtual Visits 
Connect with Rancho Los Alamitos online! Get creative with history, explore digital resources, follow us on social media, take a virtual tour, and more.

Please follow COVID-19 protocols. Help us preserve the historic site. Don't climb on roots of the grees, stay on garden paths, don't touch the animals, structure or artifacts. Keep your shoes on. No smoking or vaping or food on site.

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Rancho Los Alamitos, the “Ranch of the Little Cottonwoods,” is a Long Beach City Landmark and twice-listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Rancho is located on Tongva-Gabrielino land known as Povuun’nga. From the Tongva people who lived and gathered at Povuun’nga through waves of newcomers from Spain, Mexico, the United States, and more, the site has nurtured a great diversity of peoples and cultures over thousands of years. Today, 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.

During your visit, wander garden trails, learn from knowledgeable docents and volunteers, meet the barnyard’s resident livestock (horses, sheep, goats, chickens, and ducks), and explore California history. Our mission is to inspire a sense of community by educating and engaging visitors with our rich history, our compelling stories, and our authentic connections to California’s past. We welcome you to join us.


 


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