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Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch & Gardens

Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch & Gardens

Arts and Culture- Theatre, Museums, Arts Education

About Us

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.


Rancho Los Alamitos Ranch House between Moreton Bay Fig Trees
Moreton Bay Fig Tree and Ranch House
Cool Craft Roundup for Kids
Farm Dinner at the Ranch
Cottonwood Award 2019
Shire horse and goat with feed barn in the background
Children experience sheep before shearing demonstration
Volunteer explains equipment in the Tack Room
Blacksmith at work at Rancho Los Alamitos
Curated tour of historic gardens at Rancho Los Alamitos
Feed barn
Caretaker's Cottage


Summer Concert Series

Rep/Contact Info

Margarete Villalobos
Public Programs Coordinator
Erin Wilson
Director of Development
Erin Wilson

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