Reserve your free ticket to visit here. Walk-up guests are welcome on a space-available basis.

Admission to Rancho Los Cerritos museum during public hours is always FREE. Special event pricing varies; please check event listings for details.

Public Hours

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 1-5pm
Thursday: 1-5pm
Friday: 1-5pm
Saturday: 9am-6pm New extended summer hours
Sunday: 1-5pm
NOTE: Special Events may impact public hours.

Holiday Closures:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents’ Day
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Veterans’ Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve


Rancho Los Cerritos is located on Virginia Road, north of Roosevelt Blvd. and west of Long Beach Blvd., in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach.

Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 206-2040


FREE and plentiful parking is available in the lot across from RLC’s entry gates. Limited parking, including accessible spaces, is available near the Visitor Center.

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Animal Policy

Rancho Los Cerritos permits dogs and other service animals specifically trained to perform tasks for persons with disabilities. Therapy animals are not considered service animals under the ADAAA 2008. Service animals must be under the control of their handlers at all times. Pets are not allowed at the Rancho.

Military Families

Rancho Los Cerritos is a participating Blue Star Museum. This means we offer free admission to certain public programs for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card to recieve their tickets.

Filming & Photography

Photography for personal use

  • Photography is allowed on public tours as long as it does not disrupt the flow of the tour. The use of tripods and flash photography are both strictly prohibited in museum rooms.
  • Visitors are welcome to take photographs of the historic gardens during public hours (Wednesdays-Sundays, 1-5pm). Tripods are strictly prohibited; and for our visitors’ safety, we do not allow people to climb or stand on the roots of the Moreton Bay Fig tree in the backyard.
  • Enthusiasts are encouraged to call Rancho Los Cerritos to make an appointment to take pictures if they are interested in using special equipment or taking more time to shoot a particular part of the site.
  • If you are posting your photos to social media, please geotag Rancho Los Cerritos and use the hashtags #rancholoscerritos and #LBClovesRLC. We love sharing our visitors’ photos!

Special Event Photography

You can rent Rancho Los Cerritos for photographs of your special celebration. Please email for rates or to make a reservation.

Commercial photography and filming

Depending on staff availability and our programming calendar, we offer portions of the site for commercial photography and film projects. Insurance is required and fees are set based on the complexity of your shoot. Please call (562) 206-2055  for more information.