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Rancho Los Cerritos

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Address: 4600 Virginia Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807
Phone Number: 562 570 1755
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Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Built in 1844, this is one of the last remaining two-story adobe structures...

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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Visit a historical Long Beach homestead

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2016
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 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 lived and worked at that time.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 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 will make you visit one to remember. Look for special programs at various times of... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Leave behind you the hectic city as you drive thru Bixby Knolls past the Virgina Country Club and enter the world of the 1880's. Begin your visit with a descent into the basement of the visitors center to watch a brief film that brings you into the spirit of the place. Browse the historical exhibits on the main floor while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

We loved the tour. So much history! You where able to see all the rooms and how they where used in the era. Very informative.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A very nice place to spend an afternoon. There's a rancho that you can take a guided tour of, and very small gardens to wander through.

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Long Beach, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Tours of the Rancho are led by docents dressed in period attire depicting someone from the Rancho's past. There are many, so each tour is a different experience and perspective of life at the Rancho. You might have a family member or a worker. Our guide was Sarah Bixby, one of the family members. Besides the house, which is like... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

As much as I love what's going on in Long Beach right now, it's always good to look back at where we came from. This is a fun museum with good info on the history and founding of the city and the area in general. They also have fun family stuff going on during summer nights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Rich in history. Staff were very friendly. Highly recommend to other families. I felt like I was no longer in L.A., lol.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Early Southern California history. Browse the beautiful grounds and gardens. Check in for a guided tour of the ranch house and hear how they lived in days gone by. Free to the public, children welcome. Gift shop. Donations accepted. A wonderful time to spend the day in peace and quiet and reflection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We did not have time for the whole tour, but as I am interested in vaquero history, a director asked a docent if he would show us just that part. The docent was very well informed, and showed me some things in the blacksmith shop I had not known. He also said that early visitors from Los Angeles were told... More 

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