Classic Santa Barbara in the heart of downtown
Our mission is to inspire meaningful connections to Santa Barbara history.
Founded in 1932, the museum is located in Santa Barbara's historic El Pueblo Viejo district. Through exhibitions, education, research, and publication, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum interprets over 500 years of history with collections from the Chumash, Mexican, Spanish, and American periods.
Entrance to the Museum is currently free to the public. The museum is a popular location for weddings and events, the venue is quintessential Santa Barbara style.