What is Rancho Los Cerritos?

What is Rancho Los Cerritos?

A Place for Learning
Our house and garden tours provide a glimpse into Southern California’s past. Other educational programs include our lecture series, where we explore topics of historical significance and contemporary relevance.

A Place for Community
Rancho Los Cerritos was a home for more than a hundred years, and we keep that cozy spirit alive with our family programming. Creation Station brings families together for make-and-take crafts, and special events like our Mother’s Day Tea connect generations.

A Place for Reflection
The Rancho’s serene gardens are an ideal place for exploration, whether it’s on our bird walks, a garden tour, or just an afternoon stroll. This spring, we offer a weekly slice of inner peace with Yoga in the Garden.

A Place for Celebration
Enjoy a night out with friends and learn something new with our Book-binding Workshop or Paint Night. Romances at the Rancho offers candlelight tours and stories just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The museum is also available on select dates for private celebrations—everything from a luncheon and tour to a spectacular wedding.



The VISION of Rancho Los Cerritos is to inspire curiosity and respect for the past, to enrich understanding of the present, to develop excitement for the future, and to connect people with community, history, and culture.

The MISSION of Rancho Los Cerritos is to restore and preserve the structure and grounds; collect appropriate resources; and interpret the relationship of the Rancho’s diverse peoples, from Native American times through the 1940s and the development of the Long Beach area.