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Due to current regulations, Special Event Photography is not allowed at Rancho Los Alamitos
Open Wednesday through Sunday, 1-5PM by reservation
Rancho Los Alamitos is open by reservation Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

For a map of the areas open for visitors to tour, please click here. Restrooms are located in the Rancho Center.

Before you visit,
please reserve a free ticket for a 60-minute, self-guided tour. Make reservations online or send an email to Reservations@RanchoLosAlamitos.org with the time you wish to visit and the number of people in your group (10 people maximum).

Due to current regulations, Special Event Photography is not allowed at Rancho Los Alamitos.

When you arrive,
please stay at your car until your reservation time and then check-in at the station in the parking lot.

During your visit, please adhere to the following etiquette:
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Protect yourself and others from COVID-19

  • Face masks must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times. All visitors over 2 years old must wear a face mask.

  • Maintain physical distance of 6 feet or more from volunteers, staff, and other visitors.

  • Stay on pathways and continue in one direction.

  • Make use of sanitizing stations and avoid touching your face.

  • Stay home if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19.
Help us care for this historic site
  • Please do not climb on our trees or the roots of the Moreton Bay Fig trees. Please don’t walk in plant beds or pick flowers or fruit.

  • Refrain from touching the animals or climbing on fences, structures, and farm equipment.

  • No food is allowed.

  • Smoking and vaping are not permitted.

  • Do not litter. There are trash cans located throughout the site.

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

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 fascinated and delighted when touring the spacious historic site, communing with nature in the lush gardens and visiting with the farm animals (horses, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and rabbits) in the barns area. Admission and parking are free. The Rancho is open to the public by reservation from Wednesday-Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Guests enter at the Bixby Hill residential security gate at the intersection of East Anaheim Road and Palo Verde Avenue. 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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