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Visit and Tour - Hours and Access

Special Schedule
Rancho Los Alamitos occasionally closes for special events. For a list of dates that the site will be CLOSED to the public, please click here. Please check the list and call (562) 431-3541 for information.

Rancho Los Alamitos is located at 6400 E. Bixby Hill Road in Long Beach, California within the gated community of Bixby Hill and is accessed through the residential security gate at Anaheim and Palo Verde. Map >

Public Hours and Tours

Please note: Rancho Los Alamitos is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. now through the end of the year. This modified schedule will be in place while the ranch house is undergoing cutting-edge seismic stabilization, re-roofing and other mechanical upgrades. The ranch house will be closed to the public throughout Fall, 2017 but the rest of the site is open for tours including the beautiful historic gardens, the barnyard with its livestock and the state-of-the-art Rancho Center.

    • Rancho Center - Self-guided tour or docent-guided by request
    • Gardens - Self-guided or docent-guided tours by request
    • Barns Area - Self-guided tour or docent-guided tours by request
    • Group Tours - Eleven or more by reservation

General Information

Admission: Free

Parking: Free parking is available at the Rancho on normal operating days.

Children: Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult chaparone, guardian or parent.

Accessibility: The majority of the site is accessible by wheelchair including the Rancho Center and exhibits, the Barns area with livestock and the Gift Shop. Because this is an historic site, some of the old pathways in the gardens may not be able to hold a heavy motorized chair and some paths are extremely narrow. However, there is a wide asphalt drive that borders the gardens and most areas may be viewed from the drive.

Dress: We suggest you wear comfortable clothing and low-heeled shoes, which help protect the historic floors of the ranch house and make walking in the gardens more enjoyable.

Smoking: Smoking is only allowed in the parking lot area. This includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, pipes, and cigars.

Pets: Please leave little Fido at home. Only certified service animals are permitted on the premises.

Restrooms: There are handicap-accessible restroom facilities on site.

Public Programs and Events

Educational programs and events for all ages throughout the year feature topics as diverse as agricultural and domestic skills, Native American, Japanese and Hispanic culture, the history of landscape design and an annual ranch-style Christmas program.

On-Site Meetings and Other Use

Book the Rancho Center for outside group meetings (must be in keeping with the educational mission of the Rancho). Call (562) 431-3541 for information and reservations

Private Luncheons

Book a private luncheon with a group tour for a fee. Click here for menus and pricing
Call (562) 431-3541 for reservations

School Tours and Programs - Call (562) 431-3541 for reservations
  • 4th Grade School Tour:
    History lesson of the Rancho, barns and adobe core ranch house
    Wednesday - Friday, 10:00 – 11:30 am,
    Minimum 20 students, maximum 70 students

  • 3rd Grade Tongva Cultural Workshop:
    Thursdays only, 9:30 – 11:30 am,
    Minimum 20 students, maximum 60 students

For information and reservations, please call the Rancho at (562) 431-3541.

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Enjoy an Exclusive Tour and Luncheon at Rancho Los Alamitos

Your group of 10 or more can reserve an exclusive tour and a catered luncheon set up for you in the Rancho garden. For details, including delectable menu options, click here>

 
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Geocache at the Rancho  

Geocache at The Rancho

Geocache: Rancho Los Alamitos Geocache
Code:GC3QZVE
Name: “In a Land of Secrets”

What is geocaching? It is a high-tech outdoor treasure hunting game that is a great way to explore the world with friends, family or on your own. Participants use GPS-enabled devices to locate hidden containers called geocaches.

There are over one million geocaches hidden around the world today, waiting for you to find them. Visit geocaching.com to search for geocaches near you. Try to find Rancho Los Alamitos’s cache “In a Land of Secrets” hidden in plain sight!

Click here to watch a short video about Geocaching


Getting There by Car

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.


 

Getting There by Bus
   

Finding your way by bus:

Monday - Friday - Long Beach Transit bus line #81, exit at Anaheim and Palo Verde.

Saturday and Sunday - The #81 bus does not run on Saturday and Sunday, so you will need to take a #91 or #94bus from downtown Long Beach to Beach Drive and W. Campus N(near the Student Union) then walk to the Rancho. The walk from this bus stop to the Rancho is approximately three quarters of a mile.

For a map and directions for the walk from the bus stop at Beach & W. Campus N to the Rancho, please click here.

 

For information about the Rancho, including membership or volunteering, contact us through
this website or at:

Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation
6400 East Bixby Hill Road
(Enter through residential security gate at the intersection of Anaheim and Palo Verde)
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 431-3541
info@rancholosalamitos.org

Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens is owned by the City of Long Beach and operated by Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation, a nonprofit organization, as a public/private cooperative effort under the auspices of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine.


 

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