Santa Barbara Mission

The Santa Barbara Mission was established on the Feast of Saint Barbara, December 4, 1786 and was the tenth of twenty-one California Missions to be founded by the Spanish Franciscans. More than 200 years later, the Mission continues to be the chief cultural and historic landmark in the city of Santa Barbara. Home to a […]

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Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Completed in 1964, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum has emerged as an essential landmark for the preservation and celebration of Santa Barbara’s regional history. As one of the oldest cultural institutions in Santa Barbara, SBHM is home to the vast archival collection of documents and artifacts within our Gledhill Library and collections vault. […]

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Presidio of Santa Barbara

El Presidio State Historic Park contains a well preserved military installation originallhy built by Spain in 1782. It also contains the second oldest building in California, an adobe structure named El Cuartel. […]

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Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Reknowned museum in central Santa Barbara. Founded in 1941, it is home to both permanent and special collections, the former of which includes Asian, American, and European art that spans 4,000 years from ancient to modern. […]

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Tuolumne Grove

Tuolumne Grove is a sequoia grove at the western end of the Tioga Pass Road, with Yosemite National Park. Unlike the larger Mariposa Grove (near Fish Camp), the slightly less accessible Tuolumne Grove demands some hiking – about 2.5mi (4km) round trip. The walk includes a tunnel sawn through a dead sequoia. […]

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Yosemite National Park

Preserving a large, stunningly beautiful segment of the Sierra Nevada is Yosemite National park, California’s premier offering and one of the finest National Parks in the world. There are limitless hiking opportunities in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including short walks in the Yosemite valley and more rewarding hikes up Half Dome and El Capitan. […]

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