Longest continuous mission in California. Self guided tour of grounds & museum just enough to keep interest of teenagers. Highly recommended.
About Old Mission Santa Barbara
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This mission was destroyed in 1925 and rebuilt in 1927. The current museum presents a detailed history of the museum and how the Jesuit Missionaries worked with the local Indians. Still a working mission.
You have to visit this mission. Lovely, historical, informative. Love the huge fig tree in courtyard. Well kept up. Museum was so interesting. California history at it's best.
Founded in the 1700s, Santa Barbara Mission is still an active Catholic Parish. The self guided tour was a history lesson about the missions in California with many artifacts on display in the museum. Visitors can take as long as they like in the mission...More
This mission encompasses the history of Santa Barbara, California missions, the story of the indigenous people of the area. The grounds are spectacular. Try to visit when the chalk art covers the area in front of the mission.
From the lavenderia to the chalk paintings by locals in front of the mission, take the time to stop here. California history at its best. Inside tours and shops close at 4:30ish, but the photo ops with Friars Tubby, Jellybean & Thumper remain available until...More