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About Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site in Long Beach, California

Rancho Los Cerritos is a sprawling, shaded property tucked away in the exclusive Virginia Country Club Estates situated on a golf course. Just a 10-minute drive from the San Diego Freeway Long Beach Boulevard exit, visitors will be amazed at this treasure that you hardly would know exists.

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is a public museum today but was built in 1844 as the adobe home and grounds for Spanish, Mexican and American families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings to a modern, urban society. The ranch includes a two-story Monterey-style adobe dating to the 1860s. Inside the museum is a gift store, archival library and rancho house open for tours. Outside on the Rancho grounds are lovely gardens and trees offering not only shade, but a glimpse into an earlier way of life. Listed as a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, Rancho Los Cerritos is owned by the City of Long Beach and operated through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. Trained volunteers provide tours and donate time to promote programs at Rancho Los Cerritos.

4600 Virginia Rd
Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 206-2040
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