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El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park

123 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2215
+1 805-965-0093
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Little piece of history

I ran into the presidio randomly and it was a great little piece of history. For a small fee you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Suzy P
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Charlotte, North Carolina
via mobile
The old center of military power in Santa Barbara

When you look at the house which host the powerful military commander of the city, you look at the... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Gabriel A
,
Ploiesti, Romania
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123 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2215
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+1 805-965-0093
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"self guided tour"
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"spanish settlement"
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"historic sites"
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"future generations"
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"history buff"
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"early california"
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"state street"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ran into the presidio randomly and it was a great little piece of history. For a small fee you can do a self guided tour of the buildings. The tour was a little hard to follow and wasn’t completely up to date - you...More

Thank Suzy P
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

When you look at the house which host the powerful military commander of the city, you look at the history of this site.

Thank Gabriel A
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

We used our AAA discount to see this historical park so only $2.50 admission! The staff was a wonderful help with a good pamphlet to lead our self-guided tour. Somehow we missed the chickens but seemed to have seen everything else. We enjoyed the many...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

It it is an amazing well preserved ground of Santa Barbara's beginnings. Away from the busy State Street provides a relaxing way to feel what it must have been in the late 1780's in a far away land trying to become self sufficient.. A real...More

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Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

Spent a fun day walking a number of historic sites in Downtown Santa Barbara today. Our visit to the Presidio was really interesting. The greeter in the visitor center did a great job giving us lots of history on the site and ongoing project on...More

Thank Steven M
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Here is a beautifully restored historic site, important to Santa Barbara's beginnings and in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. If you are lucky enough to come when costumed actors portray a day during the first government, and sit opposite the players as they enact...More

Thank noladeer
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

I couldn't go inside because it was closed, but the outside is really nice to see. I hope to be able to visit it again!

Thank EsterNY
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

After learning some history of our town, I decided to visit the first spanish settlement - El Presidio de Santa Barbara. This visit changed my awareness of the rich cultural heritage we have here - Chumash, Spanish, Mexican, east coast settlers and Asian American immigrants....More

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

Very educational, price was reasonable and discounts are available for service members and AAA members. Self guided tour.

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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Just sent the evening at El Passo with my family and we had a great meal. The food was very nice and the staff very friendly. The restaurant is very spacious with an open roof that can also be closed. Definitely recommend this place to...More

Thank Fabienne B
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coolnatkat
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Response from Frank B | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I came late in the afternoon, but were able to see everything in 30 to 35 minutes. We did not spend too much time reading the display information, but still enjoyed the experience.
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