Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Founded in 1932, the museum is located in Santa Barbara's historic El Pueblo Viejo district. Exhibitions, education, research, and publications interpret over 500 years of history with collections from the Chumash, Mexican, Spanish, and American periods.

Find out how we became America’s Riviera! Celebrate the history of our community from the Chumash to the modern day with vibrant exhibitions and compelling programs, conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown. Discover the glamorous film era, legendary Fiesta festival, and pioneering aviators who changed the world – and that’s just the twentieth century!  

New permanent exhibition:
Edward Borein Gallery   

Visit the newly opened expansion of the Museum dedicated Edward Borein, one of the most important interpreters of the American West.  

Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm

136 East De la Guerra Street

805 966-1601