Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site
Rancho Los Cerritos is a National, State, and Local Historic Landmark. The site is open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays, 1-5 PM, with extended hours on Saturdays. Admission, tours, and parking are free. Donations help support education and preservation programs. The site's 1844 adobe includes 10 furnished rooms, plus several ‘sneak-peek’ rooms currently under restoration. The grounds include historic trees planted in the mid-nineteenth century, native plants and orchard trees that date to the early twentieth century, and fragrant blooms that have just emerged this week. Part of the Long Beach public library system, the non-circulating reference library and archival holdings emphasize California and local history. The site's Visitor Center houses exhibits, a short orientation film, and the museum shop's array of unique products. *As the City’s ‘Safer at Home’ orders are adjusted, Rancho Los Cerritos’ gardens have reopened for active recreation. Visitors are encouraged to reserve timed tickets in advance; walk-in guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis. Visitors must comply with the site’s current Covid-19 protocols, which are based on City & State orders. Service animals are welcome to accompany their owner; sorry, pets are not allowed on site. People showing any signs of illness are not permitted to enter.