Old Mission Santa Barbara

This Spanish mission was built back in 1925 and is one of the most iconic historic landmarks in Santa Barbara. This place is rich in history and you can read more about it here.

The outside of the mission


Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Address: 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA  93105

Admission Fees: $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $1 for children aged under 15

Hours: Monday to Sunday from 9am to 4:30pm

Tours: Free guided tours are offered on first come, first served basis at 11am on Thursdays and Fridays and 10:30am on Saturdays.

Parking: free big parking lot

Highlights: Beautiful architecture, local history of Santa Barbara, artifacts, beautiful church and garden.

Nearby Attractions: Nojoqui Waterfalls and Organic Farm, Ostrich Farm, Chumash Painted Cave, and Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

Inside of the mission

I had a great time walking around with my friends in the mission. The place is rather small, and I didn’t spend a lot of time here. I suggest you catching the tour if you want to learn more about the place.

Beside the beautiful garden, historic cemetery, and the mission, there is a small museum section with displays of artifacts and exhibitions of the history.

This is a great place to stop by if you are in Santa Barbara. If you’re driving through to go north on the Pacific Coast Highway, this should be added on your roadside stops along with many other cool places nearby like the Ostrich Farm and the Nojoqui Falls.

After my friends and I were done touring the place, we stepped outside and had picnic on the lawn right outside. This is a nice place to take a walk on a beautiful day, which is usually the case in this part of California.

Exhibition of the old kitchen in the mission
The cemetery
Statues inside the mission
A huge tree in the mission garden


  1. We love visiting this mission. Always combine it with a walk through the rose garden and then a ride over to the nearby botanical garden.

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