Santa Barbara Museums & Historical Sites

The Santa Barbara area offers several many historical sites that preserve local history and provide a fascinating educational experience for visitors. Check out Santa Barbara Mission, El Presidio State Historic ParkCasa de la Guerra , The Historical Museum and The Carriage Museum to learn more about our remarkable past.

Other sites to see include The Painted Cave State Historic Park and if you love the outdoors check out Santa Barbara Hikes, or the beaches page here. From Carpinteria to Goleta, the area offers so much to outdoor enthusiasts. For the gardeners who love flora and fauna both Botanic Gardens and LotusLand are a must.

Education in particular is well represented, with four institutions of higher learning on the south coast (the University of California, Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara City CollegeWestmont College, and Antioch University).

The Climate

Of course the climate here brings people from all over the world to enjoy some of the best year round temperatures right here in our county!

Santa Barbara Museum Links

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

1212 Mission Canyon Road




695 Ashley Rd



 Museum of Art

1130 State Street



Museum of Natural History

2559 Puesta Del Sol

(805) 682-4711


The Mission

2201 Laguna Street