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Address: 901 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2828
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+1 805-969-3231
08:00 - 17:00
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Great Grand Father

I was on a mission to find my great grandfathers grave and his father's also. Went into the office,The gentleman there looked up all my information and took the time to take us... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dave H
Rancho Murieta, California
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Rancho Murieta, California
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on a mission to find my great grandfathers grave and his father's also. Went into the office,The gentleman there looked up all my information and took the time to take us out to where he was buried. Very nice and helpful people. Thank you again.

Thank Dave H
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The SB Cemetery is the a beautiful resting place for loved ones. The bluffs are one side mountains on the other. It is a gorgeous place just to wander around and look at headstones. both my parents are buried here.

Thank Nancy D
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Set atop the bluffs of Santa Barbara's waterfront Santa Barbara Cemetery is beautifully serene. They do offer services if you are in need of that, but if you just want to visit then you'll be glad you did. I like to look for names of famous locals like Leadbetter and Stork. See how many you can find!

Thank Dan F
Montecito, CA
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is a wonderful old cemetery that is still in full operation. It is very unique as cemeteries go, with its magnificent location perched atop a seaside cliff in Montecito overlooking the ocean, mountains and city, as well as its unusual architectural features, including one of a kind grand mausoleums, and the historic main buildings with their wonderful public art... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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735 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We were staying at Fess Parker Doubletree and I'd read that he was buried at this cemetery, so we drove up to find his grave. The cemetery has sweeping views of the water and the mountains, as one of the highest points in the city. There are lots of interesting epitaphs to read. We had to find a worker to... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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89 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Gracious, serene, old-fashioned luxury graveyard, mausoleums and urn rooms. OK, not everyone appreciates graveyards, but this one has class. Above ground private mausoleums with the family names Firestone, Duryea, Halliburton and the like, hint of a time when Santa Barbara was a favorite destination for industrial titans. They came by train--often in their own private luxury cars--for the season. (If... More 

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Crestline, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

The views from the Santa Barbara Cemetery are fabulous. The ground keeper was very helpful as I am an old movie buff and wanted to see where Ronald Coleman was buried. Fess Parker is buried there as well. May sound morbid, but I find the views and the area peaceful.

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Santa Barbara, California
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

So, my mom and dad are buried there. Then, my husband died and his ashes are interred there. Then my girlfriend's mom passed away and her ashes are with her dad in a military grave. When I was a little kid (8-9) my best friend Diana and I would walk down the beach and climb up to the cemetery and... More 

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4 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Located in scenic Montecito with a view of the ocean (not that you'll need it.) You too can be hob knobbin with Oprah and Ty Warner in these stately yet cozy dirt beds.

Thank Ally N
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

This cemetery is charming enough to be on the tour I give to visitors to SB. The same tour that includes our Andalusian Courthouse and the Queen of the Missions and Francheschi Park. Cypress carved by the wind into natural art perch on the bluff above Butterfly Beach and shade graves in the afternoon. Peaceful, green, breezy, quiet. Hard to... More 

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