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Historical Santa Barbara Museums and Sites

Santa Barbara has a full menu of must-see historical sites and museums. The following points of interest are all within walking distance of Hotel Santa Barbara.

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Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street, 963-4364.
One of the nation’s premier museums with important holdings of fine art.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum/Covarrubias Historic Adobe

136 E. De la Guerra Street, 966-1601.
This is where the last Mexican Capitol of California was located. Built in 1817.

El Presidio de Santa Barbara

123 East Canon Perdido Street (805) 966-9719

Santa Barbara County Courthouse

1100 Anacapa Street, 962-6464.
One of Santa Barbara’s most beautiful landmarks. Great view from the clock-tower. Free tours.

Nature Conservancy

Visitor Center
213 Stearns Wharf, 962-9111.
Exhibits of natural habitats

Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art
653 Paseo Nuevo (805) 96605373

Old Mission Santa Barbara

2201 Laguna Street, 682-4713
The Mission’s commanding position and grand proportions, graceful lines and soft, blending colors
all reinforce her title, “Queen of the Missions.”