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Rancho Los Cerritos

4600 N Virginia Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807-1916
+1 562-570-1755
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Historic Rancho

This 19th century rancho has pleasant docent-guided tours that give one an excellent early history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
edvonlef
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Long Beach, California
Great little museum

Loved this amazing house. Learned so much about California history. Guided tours are very... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Sessy N J
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Built in 1844, this is one of the last remaining two-story adobe structures still in existence in southern California, combining both Mexican and American architectural styles and building elements.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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4600 N Virginia Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807-1916
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 19th century rancho has pleasant docent-guided tours that give one an excellent early history to this area. Hours are limited to Wed-Sun 1-5pm, but please confirm (562) 570-1755 as there are summer camps for children and special functions that may have priority. There is...More

Thank edvonlef
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Loved this amazing house. Learned so much about California history. Guided tours are very informative.

1  Thank Sessy N J
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Step back in time. Southern California history at its best here. Really ....it wasn't all about Zorro. Rancho Los Cerritos was a "working" ranchero". Learn about land grants and chaparral and life in early California. Not exciting, but Totally Cool! The docents are amazing! Okay,...More

1  Thank Carol C
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you like California history this is a must see! Beautiful grounds with great tours of what it was like to live in California before the crowds!

1  Thank laura m
Reviewed 8 January 2017

What a great tour. Our docent Lynn is a rare gem. She will have you reliving this era. This is a must see when visiting Long Beach

1  Thank nessncali
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

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, Long Beach and surrounding cities. Our guide Martin, was knowledgeable, kind and patient with our many questions about...More

3  Thank BoboTravlr
Reviewed 31 August 2016

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 old ranching equipment. My parents had a wonderful time...More

2  Thank Debi M
Reviewed 6 August 2016

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.

1  Thank Katherine H
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Short movie downstairs good for introduction. Docent lead tour lasts about an hour including the house interior and grounds. Interesting to learn the history of long beach in general and this property in particular. The property is decorated with period pieces to see how people...More

2  Thank booptraveler
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Long Beach was once two ranchos. All that is left is the adobe ranch house and it is great. The museum shows what life was like on a Rancho in the 1870's and after updating in the 1930's. A dedicated staff of volunteer tour guides...More

1  Thank califken
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