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Carriage & Western Art Museum

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Great historical and social museum.

Ever wonder where all the western carriages and stage coaches live when they're not in a parade... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Santa Barbara, California
Old Santa Barbara.

Experience early Santa Barbara at this recreation of old western town. See rare carriages and art... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Santa Barbara, California
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129 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-5725
+1 805-962-2353
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Ever wonder where all the western carriages and stage coaches live when they're not in a parade? This is the place! But there's more... This is a terrific colorful venue for most any event. Check it out!

1  Thank skip2go
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Experience early Santa Barbara at this recreation of old western town. See rare carriages and art from "The old days".

1  Thank john11112014
Reviewed 28 May 2018

If you are looking for an off the beaten path museum with lots of real local history, this is the place. I love this gem of local pride and history. It is so much more than carriages, an authentic look into Santa Barbara's past and...More

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 23 April 2018

These remarkable carriages are taken out for the annual Fiesta Parade in August which is the biggest and most beautiful horse parade in the USA.There are also silver studded saddles on display. Many belonged to historical early Santa Barbara families.

Thank Tamar H
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

1  Thank Melissa M
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
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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