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Favorite Historical Sites in Santa Barbara

Historical tourists will find Santa Barbara an interesting place to visit, with its many ancient cultural gems interspersed throughout the city. Most of the sites blend so nicely into the landscape that you might not even realize that they’re on the National Register of Historic Places! These are a few of our favorite…

Allan Herschell 3-Abreast Carousel – 1916

Santa Barbara Allan Herschell 3-Abreast Carousel

Painted Cave – 200-1000 years old

Painted Cave, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Presidio – 1782

El Presidio Santa Barbara

Photo Credit: FlyFarther on Flickr


Casa de la Guerra – 1828

Casa de la Guerra, Santa Barbara

Photo Credit: savemejebus on Flickr


Santa Barbara Courthouse – 1929

Santa Barbara Courthouse

Santa Barbara Mission – 1786/1927

Santa Barbara Mission

Santa Barbara Post Office – 1937

Post Office, Santa Barbara

Photo credit: Living New Deal


Los Banos del Mar Pool – 1939

(Great history of the pool on Friends of Los Banos)

Los Banos, Santa Barbara

Photo Credit: Friends of Los Banos


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