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Rancho Los Cerritos, Long Beach

Categories: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
Built in 1844, the adobe home and grounds echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican, and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings to the modern and urban society it is today. The two-story Monterey-style adobe is primarily furnished to reflect occupants and lifestyles from the 1860s-1880s. The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives.

The Rancho is operated by the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation in private-public partnership with the City of Long Beach. For more information please call 562-206-2040, or visit the website at
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  • Anyone interested in local California history should visit the Rancho. The property has been lovingly maintained and provides interesting historical facts about the development of Southern California,...  read more »
  • When we went we were in a group of only 6 people. (incl. 2 children) The guide was good at telling stories and keeping the interest of the younger generation. Asking and answering questions about the ...  read more »
  • We have been coming to Rancho Los Cerritos for over 25 years and never get tired of it. The history, the family fun events, summer concerts on the grass are all so lovely. 
  • Some of the history of long beach a beautiful place with shaded areas for a pic nic walking trails and a free tour plus they have different events there (for example a blues night where you bring your own food refreshments beer and wine are ok and relax while live music is playing) it's out of the way and never too crowded
  • Beautiful, serene, well preserved and informational. Worth the trip to see it -watch out for the golfers and cross traffic! Incredible docents, and a very fascinating historical site.
  • Great historical landmark. Their annual Christmas event is phenomenal, Santa Claus, brass band, a traditional Christmas celebration of the time the ranch was occupied including a piƱata. Also, there are volunteers impersonating California's from the late 18th and 19th century.
  • Recommend going to see what Long Beach was like a hundred years ago.
  • OMG I love the Rancho Los Cerritos! The best time of the year is their annual Christmas open house. Brass bands, wassel, crafts, docents in character, olde timey decorations, story tellers. It's a great place to come and learn about Long Beach's history.
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