El Presidio De Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara
Founded April 21, 1782, the Santa Barbara Royal Presidio was the last in a chain of four military fortresses built by the Spanish along the coast of Alta California, then a wilderness frontier. Others had been established at San Diego, San Francisco and Monterey. Padre Junípero Serra, well known for his leadership in founding the California missions, blessed the site of the Santa Barbara Presidio four years prior to the establishment of the Mission of Santa Barbara in 1786. El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park encompasses much of the original Presidio site and is located in modern downtown Santa Barbara at the intersection of Santa Barbara and East Canon Perdido Streets. Reconstructed and historic adobe structures comprising of much of the north section of the Presidio are available to tour.
20% Off Admission & 10% Off Gift Shop Items with Passport Book
(Note to public in general: Free admission to
Casa de la Guerra with purchase of admission to El Presidio de Santa Barbara)