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Old Mission Santa Barbara

2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3611
+1 805-682-4713
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Visitors can tour this historic Franciscan mission that features twin bell towers and lovely gardens.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“self guided tour” (282 reviews)
“rose garden” (121 reviews)
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2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3611
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+1 805-682-4713
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"self guided tour"
in 282 reviews
"rose garden"
in 121 reviews
"california history"
in 86 reviews
"catholic church"
in 20 reviews
"island of the blue dolphins"
in 21 reviews
"gift shop"
in 78 reviews
"native americans"
in 32 reviews
"memorial day weekend"
in 22 reviews
"chumash indians"
in 31 reviews
"great history"
in 33 reviews
"grounds are beautiful"
in 30 reviews
"lots of history"
in 28 reviews
"own pace"
in 20 reviews
"small museum"
in 21 reviews
"queen"
in 135 reviews
"mass"
in 72 reviews
"chalk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place to visit in Santa Barbara. You can learn the history of the town. My favorite part however is the free rose garden out front. We love to picnic here with friends.

Thank Misty O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not go tour the OId Mission - only did the gift shop, which has a nice variety of things to please.

Thank Shoshana H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved how close it is to the shops & post office. It’s a small mission but very educational. I traveled with 8 children & was able to attend a 5pm Eucharist. The self tour fee was pretty reasonable $4 per adult & children under...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Aim to arrive 9 am when Mission opens. Check out the fountain in the front and the trough used in early times to wsdh the clothes. View also the Mission bell outside the entrance door. ( Restrooms to the left of the entrance) The trail...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do the self guided tour it’s easy to follow they give you a pamphlet and there’s signs that say tour with arrows to tell you which way to go. Tour is $9 you can get done under and hour unless you’re really interested in the...More

Thank Kat S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really worth the visit. It like stepping back in history. Very interesting and beautiful. A huge great gift shop.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The only mission in continuous use since it was built. Beautiful chapel and classic courtyard garden. The history of the Native Americans who were made to work there is not as straightforward as it should be in this day and age. All said, a vital...More

Thank Dianne V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned so much as we walked the grounds and read all of the plaques. So peaceful and a wonderful spiritual experience shared with family!

Thank janhanbanana
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was worth the drive up there. Really enjoyed our time there and was very peaceful. There was a service going on so we couldn’t take the self guided tour. We did however walk around the grounds and take some beautiful pics

Thank Tammy S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by this place when we were in Santa Barbara for the day. We wandered around the outside since we had children and had just come from the museum. Worth the stop.

Thank ravenlady
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DrAudreyReed
6 July 2018|
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Response from teach2016 | Reviewed this property |
I agree - call the SB tourist bureau.
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LisaMB313
5 July 2018|
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Response from 196janicem | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car but from SBA airport the beach area and hotels is pretty close. We drove up in the hills and did some other site seeing. There is a touring trolley to many of the attractions, but not sure of the price... More
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Sandra W
17 August 2017|
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Response from DrAudreyReed | Reviewed this property |
The entire area is dog friendly for well behanved dogs. Bring your own poop bags and doggie water. Service Dogs can walk thru the tour portion of the mission. We are very conscious dog parents, one of us opted out during... More
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