The Central Coast Sights

El Presidio State Historic Park

  • 123 E. Canon Perdido St. Map It
  • Santa Barbara
  • Military Site

Published 11/12/2015

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Founded in 1782, El Presidio was one of four military strongholds established by the Spanish along the coast of California. The park encompasses much of the original site in the heart of downtown. El Cuartel, the adobe guardhouse, is the oldest building in Santa Barbara and the second oldest in California. Admission is free for children 16 and under.

Sight Information


123 E. Canon Perdido St., at Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, California, 93101, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Daily 10:30–4:30

Published 11/12/2015


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