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Address: 15 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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+1 805 966 6961
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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This restored 19th-century adobe building captures the authentic feel of...

This restored 19th-century adobe building captures the authentic feel of Santa Barbara of old.

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Part of the red brick walking tour

We really enjoyed the red brick walking tour published on the city map available at the visitor center. We took a drizzly day and turned it into a fun time. There are some wine... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Deborah A
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the red brick walking tour published on the city map available at the visitor center. We took a drizzly day and turned it into a fun time. There are some wine tasting rooms along the way. Our only criticism was that there could be better signage.

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Culver City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a great place to go to get a feel of what it would have been like to be a part of the garrison stationed in Santa Barbara way back when. Very nicely put together. One can really get a feel of what it was like to live in that time.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This traditional Spanish hacienda style quadrangle is an important historic building complex of the early Spanish conquest. Traditional adobe construction, the rooms look into an interior patio. There are always new exhibitions that relate to the Spanish period of occupation in California.

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Thank Anabel-2013
Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This well preserved original dwelling is described in Two Years Before the Mast. It is a wonderful historical preservation. Don't miss the opportunity to go to a concert or play in the courtyard. Visit the house, itself, when it is open to the public.

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Thank gordon b
Goleta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Casa de la Guerra was recreated/reconstructed about 20 years ago on the original site where it was more than 175 years ago. (Prior to the reconstruction, this portion of the street had some shops.) This was a residence and was important because it was a large private home with a central courtyard and u-shaped home. The "front yard" is preserved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Casa de la Guerra is in the heart of Santa Barbara. One can just imagine how life was years ago. The place is well kept, and often hosts events such as Fiesta, wedding receptions, posadas, Día de los Muertos celebration, etc. A can't miss when visiting Santa Barbara.

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Thank MonGioSB
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

It's well preserved, free, and a wonderful walk through while you are strolling up or down State St. See some actual California history without having to make a special trip.

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Thank s h
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

When my wife and I were looking for places to use for our wedding, this was second on our list. The atmosphere is historic and really is charming. We were unable to book it, as we were getting married in the winter, and didn't want to risk rain. I know, it's CA, it almost never rains. But, any other time... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

This is a nicely preserved adobe/casa and belonged to the family who influenced the area for some time. It gies you a glimpse of early days, and if you are there is worth stopping in.

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Thank tak309
Missoula, Montana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

I'm a bit of a California historian, having written a dozen books set during the gold rush and revolution so I'm a harsh critic. I applaud Santa Barbara for the preservation of his historic site and for a great presentation of it's past.

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