El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, Santa Barbara

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#8 of 17 in Parks in Santa Barbara
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  • After learning some history of our town, I decided to visit the first spanish settlement - El Presidio de Santa Barbara. This visit changed my awareness of the rich cultural heritage we have here - Ch...  more »
  • Located in downtown Santa barbara, is a Spanish blockhouse was used as the headquarters of the army, it's nice to visit and inside is told his story. The only original structures remaining are the homes of the soldiers.
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  • Very educational, price was reasonable and discounts are available for service members and AAA members. Self guided tour.  more »
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  • Interesting place to visit. Did not appreciate the docent needing to share her current political opinions while she spun wool. Not only was it out of character, it was distasteful and inappropriate.
  • What a cool place to visit! Stumbled into 200 years ago by accident. Meeting the chickens in the garden is a nice surprise! This historic park offers a real glimpse of what life was like in the 1800s. None of that commercialized revitalization attempts.
  • Old, historic yet beautifully reatored.
  • Interesting and lovely area to learn about and view things about in early Spanish life in California
  • They are selling you a dream that one day this reconstruction will complete, please use your imagination in the mean time. There's no actual artifacts and no actual value, just some random stuff probably picked up from a yard sale. This is no doubt the most pointless destination on this trip. Two stars for giving them credit on squeezing any possible tourism value off a some old lot.

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