Historic Walking Tour of Santa Barbara

Welcome to the Historic Walking Tour of Santa Barbara, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Conservancy. This audio tour will take you to some of the most architecturally significant structures in downtown Santa Barbara and will introduce you to the diverse influences that have shaped the look of our town.

The tour is clearly outlined on the map. If you’d prefer to download and print out a map, click here. The tour sites are numbered on the map in a suggested order for your walk. Please respect any private dwellings listed on the tour. The owners of businesses along the Walking Tour appreciate your patronage.

We will begin the tour at the corner of State and Ortega Streets.

Use the Map to Navigate to the Walking Tour Locations

4. 715 Anacapa Street
The Santa Barbara News-Press Building

6. 735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara City Hall

7. 15 East De La Guerra Street
Casa De La Guerra

8. 23 East De La Guerra Street
Oreña Store

9. 27-29 East De La Guerra Street
Oreña Adobes

12. 836 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara Post Office

14. 122 East Canon Perdido Street
El Cuartel

15. 126 East Canon Perdido Street
Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens

16. 834 Santa Barbara Stree
Moullet House

17. 123 East Canon Perdido Street
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park

18. 33 East Canon Perdido Street
Lobero Theatre

20. 924 Anacapa Street – Margaret Baylor Inn
Lobero Building

21. 100 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara Recreation Center

22. Santa Barbara Recreation Center Gymnasium

23. 27 East Carrillo Street – Little Town Club

24. 21 East Carrillo Street – Mihran Studios

25. 11-15 East Carrillo Street
The Hill-Carrillo Adobe

26. South Side
Carrillo Street

27. 1000 State Street
Montecito Bank & Trust

28. The 900 Block of State Street

29. The 800 Block of State Street

30. The 700 Block of State Street

Special thanks to tour narrator Luis Moreno and sound engineer Karen Pelland.

The Santa Barbara Conservancy would also like to express its gratitude to Jean and Bob Liston and their son, musician Stephen Liston (1957-2008), for the use of his accompanying music.