Santa Barbara Historical Museum
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
Founded in 1782 to defend the mission, this adobe-walled fort built by Chumash laborers was Spain's last military stronghold in Alta...
Casa de la Guerra
This grand 19th-century colonial adobe home displays Spanish, Mexican and California heritage exhibits. Authentically restored, this...
Handlebar Coffee Roasters
Bicycle-themed coffee shop brews rich coffee and espresso drinks from small-batch roasted beans. Sit and sip yours on the sunny patio.
To fill picnic baskets for the beach, stop at C'est Cheese and Our Daily Bread .
136 E De La Guerra St · interesting places nearby
Santa Barbara Historical Museum information
Embracing a romantic cloistered adobe courtyard, this peaceful little museum has an endlessly fascinating collection of local memorabilia, ranging from the simply beautiful, such as Chumash woven baskets and Spanish-colonial-era textiles, to the intriguing, such as an intricately carved coffer that once belonged to Junípero Serra. Learn about the city’s involvement in toppling the last Chinese monarchy, among other interesting footnotes in local history.