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Address: 123 E Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: 805-965-0093
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing

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I took the self guide tour, and enjoyed it. Great place to visit if you like history. They're doing a great job of restoration, and the employees were very nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri

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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is where the Spanish occupation of the alluvial plain that would become Santa Barbara officially began. The city and county governments have taken great care to re-establish as much of the original adobe buildings in their correct locations as possible. The small, modest chapel is still operational and reflects the iconography and mural styles of the late 1700s. In... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I took the self guide tour, and enjoyed it. Great place to visit if you like history. They're doing a great job of restoration, and the employees were very nice.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great place to learn about the history of California and in particular Santa Barbara . There is a self guided tour that can easily be followed but limit your expectations since this complex is still under renovations .

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

El Presidio de Santa Barbara seems to stretch for several blocks. There is a small admission fee, but you can see most of the buildings from outside. Most have windows and you can see how people lived in the past. You'll stop complaining about your home after this visit. Many of the buildings surrounding are simply open to the public.... More 

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South Park Township, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Historical park depicting the first settlement of the area by the Spanish and subsequent interaction with the nearby mission. Great history lesson and look at how people at that time lived.

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San Ramon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We enjoyed our time in the Presidio and appreciate the efforts to restore more of the structure to it's original appearance. While some have been disappointed that it is under 'renovation' they missed the point; The buildings are being re-created as we watch. I suspect the locals don't give it a lot of thought as they pass by, but this... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We need to do our engagement photos while we were in town and had hired a photographer, we knew nothing and he took us here. What a cool spot!! We had so much fun and this place is full of history. We wanted to stay and look around as tourists instead of doing the shoot but it was the perfect... More 

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Renovation ongoing but still lots of history to see. Worth a look to see how the area looked long ago.

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Northern Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I was disappointed that this had a pretty major renovation going on. You can see exhibits and learn some history from the museum's docent without paying the admission price. This is worthwhile. We paid the $5/ ea to walk through the grounds and it was not worth it. There is almost nothing to see. The docent was very into his... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Several years ago I visited the Presidio and helped make adobe bricks. Today I came back to see the wall that the bricks went into. We bought a membership and we began our tour. Almost half of the Presidio have been reconstructed with city streets piercing the walls in two places. Restoring the outer defense wall is the current project... More 

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Additional Information about El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park

Address: 123 E Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: 805-965-0093
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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