NO. 978 RANCHO LOS CERRITOS HISTORIC SITE - The 27,000-acre Rancho was once part of an 18th-century Spanish land grant to soldier Manuel Nieto. The Monterey-style adobe was constructed in 1844 and served the Temple and Bixby families as headquarters for large-scale cattle and sheep ranching operations in the 19th century. In the 1880s, the land was subdivided for farming and city development.
4600 Virginia Rd, Long Beach
Rancho Los Cerritos is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m., except on major holidays. The last tour of the day begins no later than 4:15 p.m.
The State Plaque is down in the picnic area.