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El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park

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123 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2215
+1 805-965-0093
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Very interesting visit

Learn the history of S. Barbara - in the original / rebuilt Presidio. It encompasses a few... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shoshana H
A Little Jewel

So much history packed into this small area in Santa Barbara. The woman who greeted us and sold... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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123 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2215
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Learn the history of S. Barbara - in the original / rebuilt Presidio. It encompasses a few buildings in the area as the original Presidio was quite large. In process of restoring more of this great and historical place of interest. $ 5 entrance fee...More

Thank Shoshana H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much history packed into this small area in Santa Barbara. The woman who greeted us and sold tickets was just brimming with information and made our visit so meaningful. Will definitely go back.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restoration of the presidio is a long-term project, still in progress. The small museum and walking tour cover the history of Santa Barbara, from its founding to recent times. An exhibit covers the 20th century Japanese and Chinese neighborhoods that were nearby and that overlapped...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Many people who visit Santa Barbara will go to see the Mission, as they should, but El Presidio is also very interesting and informative. It’s worth the time. Admission for a self-guided walking tour is only $5 with several discounts available. It’s worth the small...More

Thank Jon R
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This historic property is a quick fun stop in Santa Barbara. Great opportunity for photos. Through out the year there are reenactments.

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Reviewed June 23, 2018

This is a very interesting visit which will give you a very good background to the history of the area

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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

I ran into the presidio randomly and it was a great little piece of history. For a small fee you can do a self guided tour of the buildings. The tour was a little hard to follow and wasn’t completely up to date - you...More

Thank Suzy P
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

When you look at the house which host the powerful military commander of the city, you look at the history of this site.

Thank Gabriel A
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

We used our AAA discount to see this historical park so only $2.50 admission! The staff was a wonderful help with a good pamphlet to lead our self-guided tour. Somehow we missed the chickens but seemed to have seen everything else. We enjoyed the many...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

It it is an amazing well preserved ground of Santa Barbara's beginnings. Away from the busy State Street provides a relaxing way to feel what it must have been in the late 1780's in a far away land trying to become self sufficient.. A real...More

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coolnatkat
April 30, 2016|
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Response from Frank B | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I came late in the afternoon, but were able to see everything in 30 to 35 minutes. We did not spend too much time reading the display information, but still enjoyed the experience.
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