Santa Barbara Historical Museum - Santa Barbara
One of the cultural gems of our city, explore our collection of irreplaceable objects and artifacts of Santa Barbara's extra-ordinary past. There is no better resource for discovery of local history than this beautiful museum. The primary repository of Santa Barbara’s collective cultural heritage and ethnic diversity for nearly 80 years, a tour enables visitors to see a wide array of unique paintings, objects, photographs, furnishings and textiles dating from the 15th century. Santa Barbara’s rich past is represented with artifacts from Chumash, Spanish, Mexican, "Yankee" and Chinese cultures. The Museum also features exquisite seasonal exhibitions in the Sala Gallery.