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Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens - A Place for All Time. The Rancho is open Wednesday - Sunday, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Reservations and face coverings are required.\
6400 E Bixby Hill Rd
Long Beach, CA
** Finding your way by car: Rancho Los Alamitos is located within Bixby Hill and accessed through the residential security gate at Anaheim and Palo Verde. From the 405 Freeway, exit at Palo Verde Avenue and turn south. From the 605 Freeway, exit at Willow, follow to Palo Verde and turn south. ** Finding your way by bus: Long Beach Transit bus line #81, exit at Anaheim and Palo Verde. ** Parking: Limited parking is available at the Rancho on normal operating days. Please note: On days when special events are scheduled at the Rancho, parking is at CSULB Lot 11 located on Palo Verde Avenue. Enter at the first entrance south of Atherton. Continuous shuttle service to the Rancho is provided on special event days. (Shuttle is handicapped accessible.)
The name "Rancho Los Alamitos" means Ranch of the Little Cottonwoods. The Rancho Los Alamitos name was established in 1796 when the rancho was 167,000 acres owned by Manuel Nieto, a retired Spanish soldier. Rancho Los Alamitos is a place for all time: listed on the National Register of Historic Places twice—as the sacred Tongva village of Povuu’ngna and also for its adobe core ranch house c.1800, four acres of lush historic gardens and historic barnyard dating from the early-mid 20th century. The Rancho Center includes a permanent exhibition, film and related program facilities that connect 21st-century audiences with the powerful story of California, its landscape and its inhabitants throughout time. The restored historic Barns Area recalls the great ranching heritage of Southern California. For more information, please call the Rancho office at 562.431.3541 or visit rancholosalamitos.org.
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Rancho Los Alamitos is located in Long Beach, California within Bixby Hill and accessed through the residential security gate at Anaheim and Palo Verde. Admission to and parking at Rancho Los Alamitos is free. Special events that require reservations and have an admission fee are listed on our website. 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 that stretches back for more than 1500 years and reflects the many people who have called it home – from the first people, the Tongva native American people, to the 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 barns area. The Rancho is open to the public from Wednesday-Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. (Guests enter at the Bixby Hill residential security gate at Anaheim and Palo Verde.) Guided tours of the Ranch house and Barns Area start every 30 minutes from the Rancho Center with the last tour beginning at 4:00 pm. Visitors may tour the gardens with a docent or opt for a self-guided tour. Admission and parking are free.
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.