El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, Santa Barbara

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#9 of 17 in Parks in Santa Barbara
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park is located in Santa Barbara. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park by using our Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • I couldn't go inside because it was closed, but the outside is really nice to see. I hope to be able to visit it again!  more »
  • 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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  • Great info, self guided tour, worth the trip to learn the history of Chumash Indians and Santa Barbara
  • Amazing part of Santa Barbara history! A must stop for any visitor!
  • Extremely overrated. The place is nice and ok to spend good 10 minutes, but they try to sell it like it's THE tourist attraction...is not.
  • They're hard at work with their restorations. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly.
  • Should not be missed if you are in the area. Beautiful.

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