We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
General Admission to Old Mission Santa Barbara
From US$9.00*
ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
General Admission to Old Mission Santa Barbara
From US$9.00*
BOOK A TOUR
1,524
All photos (1,524)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“self guided tour”(296 reviews)
“rose garden”(130 reviews)
About
Visitors can tour this historic Franciscan mission that features twin bell towers and lovely gardens.
Contact
2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3611
Website
+1 805-682-4713
Call
Ways to Experience Old Mission Santa Barbara
from US$94.99
More Info
from US$169.00
More Info
Reviews (2,485)
Filter reviews
2,069 results
Traveller rating
1,193
670
177
26
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
1,193
670
177
26
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews self guided tour rose garden california history island of the blue dolphins beautiful church gift shop native americans memorial day weekend chumash indians great history lots of history own pace small museum cemetery queen mass chalk
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,069 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to learn about the history of the Missions and Santa Barbara. Very peaceful grounds. There was a funeral going on while we were there, so charged half price and told we could come back later in the day. Worked perfectly for us!! A...More

Thank nosotraveledchica
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the Simpson House which was delightful. They give you a lovely walking tour which swings you right by the mission. It has been restored but still is charming. It has lovely gardens to wander in and is bounded by a rose garden.

Thank arlenec2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The SB Mission is worth a visit as it is a SB landmark. If you don't want to tour the mission, you can at least walk around it and especially in the wonderful role garden just below the mission.

Thank TSinParis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent display of historic materials in beautiful surroundings. A charming hour spent learning about contact between American Indians and early missionaries

Thank 1kisstree
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the self guided tour much more than anticipated. Beautiful grounds and interesting exhibits provided a lot of history of the mission.

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the prettiest of the California Missions but definitely a piece of history. Beautiful grounds, nice setting...you shoud go to see it if you're in Santa Barbara.

Thank dianacanaday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed close by to the Mission so walked to the Mission, passing the gardens and taking photos from the front. The admission fee is well worth the money and the Mission is surprisingly large inside. All the information was informative and interesting on the...More

Thank mcglassa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do yourself a favor while in Santa Barbara and take some time to visit this historical site. The exhibits are excellent. You can also view a brief movie documenting the fascinating history while there. The docents are very informative and really seem to enjoy giving...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Well worth the visit, and very charming and tranquil. Wonderful to see a historical building still being an active part of the local community.

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this slice of California history. Good self tour and museum area. Good owning up to the negative aspects of colonialism.

Thank Marc L
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 53 nearby hotels
Orange Tree Inn
407 reviews
.80 km away
Belmond El Encanto
1,177 reviews
.93 km away
Lemon Tree Inn
777 reviews
1.01 km away
Town and Country Inn
56 reviews
1.03 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 585 nearby restaurants
Mission Street Ice Cream and Yogurt - Featuring McConnell's Fine Ice Creams
156 reviews
1.06 km away
The Dining Room and Terrace
276 reviews
.92 km away
Cajun Kitchen - De La Vina
113 reviews
1.06 km away
Live Oak Cafe
65 reviews
1.06 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 367 nearby attractions
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
269 reviews
.35 km away
Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens
68 reviews
1.09 km away
Alameda Park
36 reviews
1.35 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
seharrison
15 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from timdI3110WX | Reviewed this property |
The hours are daily 9:00 am - 4:15 pm. If you want the Docent Tour which is first come first served, it is about an hour long and offered Tuesday through Friday at 11 am and Saturdays at 10:30 am.
0
Votes
DrAudreyReed
6 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from teach2016 | Reviewed this property |
I agree - call the SB tourist bureau.
0
Votes
LisaMB313
4 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from 196janicem | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car but from SBA airport the beach area and hotels is pretty close. We drove up in the hills and did some other site seeing. There is a touring trolley to many of the attractions, but not sure of the price... More
1
Vote