Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch & Gardens
Arts and Culture- Theatre, Museums, Arts Education
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 1,500 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 restored barnyard of the early 20th-century working ranch. 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 barnyard.
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.