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Carriage & Western Art Museum

129 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
+1 805-962-2353
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Early types of transportation in Santa Barbara

This was like stepping back in time and it's FREE! Some of the items on display are antique... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Corona, California
via mobile
Small But Fascinatingly Different

Free Parking. Free Admission. On top of that, you have never seen such an assortment of... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Irvine, California
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129 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA
+1 805-962-2353
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This was like stepping back in time and it's FREE! Some of the items on display are antique saddles, chaps, equestrian tack, a covered wagon, an antique horse drawn steam powered fire engine, and at least 35 more horse drawn conveyances manufactured between 1850 and...More

Thank KarenK518
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Free Parking. Free Admission. On top of that, you have never seen such an assortment of horse-drawn carriages in one place. Very small, you get through it in 45 minutes or less - just don't overlook the (beyond the bathroom) corridor to the rental dining...More

Thank H9387CYrobertk
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My Sister-in-law rented this museum for my brother's 70th birthday. The event space accommodated about 175 people with round dinner tables easily. The museum staff helped us hire a piano player, bartenders, servers. We had a band and the dance floor was hopping. Loved the...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Being from the Midwest and growing up watching cowboy movies, this was a lot of fun for me. I was amazed at the workmanship on the saddles, spurs, chaps, etc. It was also enjoyable to get a close up look at some of the modes...More

Thank dinkydog99
Reviewed 17 October 2016

the carriage house museum is like stepping back in around the santa barbara area it is a great time for the whole family. walking distance from the beach and harbor

Thank Bart N
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This unique compilation of equestrian memorabilia houses a wide array of western horse related items and stores many of the beautiful saddlery used in the famous Fiesta

Thank Anabel-2013
Reviewed 4 August 2016

A fantastic collection of early California western and Mexican artifacts and carriages from the Ranchero days of California's history.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Santa Barbara has one of the largest collections of antique, horse drawn carriages in the United States. They are all brought out for Old Spanish Days and used during the massive parade. Located near the beach, the museum is free, accessible, and a look back...More

Thank s h
Reviewed 22 March 2016

I have been here several times for High School Class reunions. The building is great for a party and also contains historical transportation vehicles for Santa Barbara. These are seen in the yearly Fiesta Parade in August.

Thank Sding73
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This museum was built by the locals and continues to be updated. It houses the oldest and the most horse saddles in the country. Used in the Santa Barbara Fiesta parade, the saddles and old carriages are quite historical. This facility can also be rented...More

Thank Diane961
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Ann L
20 October 2017|
Response from KarenK518 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free and it's between the museum and baseball fields