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Holiday Schedule

The decorated ranch house will be open for regular tours Wednesday, December 17 through Sunday, December 21, 1 – 5 pm.  Please note the 3pm closure to the public on Dec 18th and 19th.

On Thursday, December 18th and Friday, December 19th, the Rancho will close to the public at 3pm. Access after 3pm is only by advance reservation for the Special Holiday Open House program that runs from 4 - 8 p.m. both evenings. Details

The Rancho will be closed for the holidays and annual floor maintenance in the historic ranch house from Monday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

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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.


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