A Must-See Historical Site: Old Mission Santa Barbara


We love taking our guests to see the Old Mission Santa Barbara; it’s one of those “must-see” sites one shouldn’t miss while visiting the area. Situated on 13 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Mission grounds include the beautiful Mission church, Historic Cemetery and Mausoleum, a wonderful in-depth museum, plenty of historical artwork and artifacts and multiple breathtaking gardens. If planning a day touring Santa Barbara, this is the number one historical destination we’d recommend folks don’t miss. We visit the Queen of Missions on many of our tours, including most of our city history tours, and on some of our wine and beer tours. It truly is the gem of the California Missions, with it’s magnificent architecture and glorious views of the Pacific, so don’t miss it if you’re in town.