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Key Ranch - 3rd and 4th Grade

George Key House and grass and trees in front of the houseThe George Key home, built in 1898, is surrounded by 2.2 acres of manicured landscape incorporating numerous historical items representative of a turn of the century working ranch. Your students will learn the local history by becoming children at the turn of the 20th century.

Note: Because of the La Habra Earthquake in March 2014, the site has been completely closed until further notice.

‚ÄčCalifornia History/Social Science Content Standards Supported:
3rd Grade: 3.1.2, 3.3.3, 3.5.1 
4th Grade: 4.2.5 


Students experience the peace, beauty, and solitude of the garden through a guided exploration of the area. 

House and Chores 

The students take a tour through the first story of the Key house which is furnished in a manor representative of various time periods. They also engage in common chores that children from the 1900s would have been expected to do! 

Orange Grove 

An active scavenger hunt enables students to learn how a crop was managed and what the responsibilities were of the Key children. Students experience hands-on activities to learn about tools, machines, and games played on a typical citrus ranch. 


 More details will be available after the restoration of the house is complete.

Site Details:

Location: George Key Ranch - Click here for a map to the site.  The address is on the map. 
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 12:00 - 12:30 pm optional lunch on site
Parking: Limited street parking
Accessibility: 90% of the site is wheelchair accessible. Must have an aide to push the chair.
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