El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, Santa Barbara

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El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park is located in Santa Barbara. Plan your El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Santa Barbara using our Santa Barbara vacation trip planner.
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  • July 23, 2017
    Depends on what a person intends to find there is worth or not worth going. It is a building largely reconstructed with historical valuables of the colonial era. It runs fast and do a great contribution, but puts us at that time.
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  • July 13, 2017
    It makes to wander a lot of fun with the old and new Presidio. Beautiful small islands of flowers and fountains are everywhere to see. The many restaurants invite you to a small pause.
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  • June 6, 2017
    Would have liked to have actually toured the place, but the front desk welcome center service was non existent. We walked in, and for 20 minutes nobody was manning the register to take our fee. Ok, so...  more »
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  • February 15, 2017
    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.
  • November 15, 2016
    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.
  • May 15, 2017
    Old, historic yet beautifully reatored.
  • September 7, 2016
    Interesting and lovely area to learn about and view things about in early Spanish life in California
  • February 17, 2016
    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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