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Celebrate the Season at Rancho Los Alamitos!


Holiday Open House
Thursday, December 8 & Friday, December 9, 2022
4:00PM to 8:00PM

Winter Family Festival
Saturday, December 10, 2022
12PM to 4PM

Extraordinary Gardens with photo of the Cactus Garden Historic Barnyard with photo of shire horse

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.

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.

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.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Public Programs Coordinator

The Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation seeks a creative individual to join our team of dedicated professionals. The Public Programs Coordinator will develop and lead educational programs including hands-on workshops, tours, performances, family days, and seasonal events. To apply for this part-time position, email a cover letter and resume including contact information for two professional references to Katie@RanchoLosAlamitos.org with the position title in the subject line. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Download the job description here.


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 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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