Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Find out how Santa Barbara became America’s Riviera! Celebrate the history of our community from the Chumash to the modern day with vibrant exhibitions and compelling programs, conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown. Discover the glamorous film era, legendary Fiesta festival, and pioneering aviators who changed the world – and that’s just the twentieth century!

Visitors experience the Museum’s Spanish era adobe in the center of historic downtown, and our signature exhibitions, The Story of Santa Barbara, an overview of our city’s five-hundred-year history, along with the Edward Borein Gallery, devoted to the art and life of one of the most highly regarded artists of the American West.

The Museum also hosts tours of the Charles Fernald Mansion (1862) highlighting the Victorian Queen Anne-style home owned by Judge Charles Fernald, one of Santa Barbara’s most prominent citizens in the late 1800s.

Location

136 East De la Guerra,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Contact

(805) 961-1601
Website

Opening Hours

Tue–Sat 10 am–5 pm
Sun 12–5 pm
Closed Mon

Open Days

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Region

Santa Barbara

Type

Visual Art and Design, Children, Historical Sites, Military and Transportation, Culture and Heritage

Features

Accessible by public transit, Accessibility options, Admission discounts, Family-friendly, Indoor, Outdoor, Parking: Free, Public WiFi available, Shopping on-site

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