Tours


Docent-led Tours

Currently, tours are limited to one household at a time. Tours in English are available during public hours on a first come first served basis. Spanish tours are by appointment. Please email us at Rancho@RanchoLosCerritos.org to schedule a tour in Spanish.

House Tours

While peeking inside exhibit spaces like the mayordomo’s room, the laundry room, the blacksmith shop, and the library, visitors will see what life was like when the house was inhabited from the 1840s to the 1930s.

Garden Tours

Garden Tour

The vibrant gardens that grace the property today include trees planted in the mid-19th century, as well as lush landscaping designed in the early 1930s by notable landscape architect Ralph Cornell.

Self-paced Tours

Visitors who would like to add content to their stroll can borrow a laminated Self-Paced Tour brochure from the Visitor Center or download one below.

Walking Tour of the RLC Grounds and Adobe English

Walking Tour of the RLC Grounds and Adobe Spanish

Walking Tour of the RLC Grounds and Adobe Khmer

Walking Tour of the RLC Grounds and Adobe Tagalog

Clio Tours

Use your smart device to take a tour using The Clio app or website (https://theclio.com/entry/24000) during public hours. There are two versions of the tour.

  • Self-paced tour: https://www.theclio.com/tour/1384. This tour includes the native garden, adobe house, orchard, and backyard and requires the use of stairs and loose-dirt pathways. To begin this tour enter the California Native Garden at the entrance closest to the Visitor Center.
  • Accessible self-paced tour: https://www.theclio.com/tour/1385. This tour loops around the backyard and can also include the adobe house. It includes both brick walkways and packed-dirt pathways.  To begin this tour, park in the accessible spaces in the forecourt parking lot.

Scavenger Hunt

Families can explore the house and gardens with RLC’s Family Scavenger Hunt, which is available in both English and Spanish at the Visitor Center. There’s a prize for participants, too!

Stroll the Grounds

Visitors are welcome to stroll the grounds on their own. Signs have been posted throughout the 1844 adobe house to describe the exhibit rooms and wayfinding signs have been posted in the gardens.