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Conversations in Place 2017
Rancho Los Alamitos is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. now through the end of the year. This modified schedule will be in place while the ranch house is undergoing cutting-edge seimic stabilization, re-roofing and other mechanical upgrades. The ranch house will be closed to the public throughout Fall, 2017 but the rest of the site is open for tours including the beautiful historic gardens, the barnyard with its livestock and the fabulous Rancho Center. Guided tours of the Barns Area begin at the Rancho Center every thirty minutes, with the first tour at 1:00 p.m. and thelast at 4:00 p.m. Reservations are not required.

Rancho Los Alamitos occasionally closes for special events. For a list of dates that the site will be CLOSED to the public, please click here. Please check the list and call (562) 431-3541 for information.

Rancho Los Alamitos is twice listed on the National Register of Historic Places - once as the sacred Tongva village of Povuu’ngna, the traditional birthplace of the native people of the Los Angeles Basin and, second, for the evolution of its significant historic landscape over time. The site includes traces of the ancestral village, an adobe-core ranch house ca.1800, four acres of lush historic gardens developed during the 1920s and 30s, and the restored working ranch barnyard of the early-mid 20th century. With the opening of the Rancho Center, the film, new exhibits and room environments feature the landscape, the people and the place over time and within the context of the development of the region and the state.

This exceptional site reveals the early Tongva presence, the Spanish and Mexican periods, the ranching and farming era, and the imprint of 20th century development. A quintessential place for people to experience the living story of southern California, Rancho Los Alamitos is a microcosm of the region, past to present.

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 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.
The Rancho Center
  The Ranch House
  The Gardens
Images by David Wakely Photography


Just two days after Conversations in Place kicked off it's 6th season with Rhythm in Time, 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Three Americans for Body Clock Studies

Expanding a lively tradition of entertaining, informative discussion and performance at Rancho Los Alamitos, Conversations in Place 2017, returns this fall for a sixth outstanding season as it travels through our changing sense of time. Details >

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