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The icon of Santa Barbara, Old Mission Santa Barbara is the place to start for anyone interested in how Santa Barbara began. From our museum and mausoleum to our gift shop and our historically beautiful mission church, Old Mission Santa Barbara has something to offer everyone. For more information on what you can do while visiting us, please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page and we will be more than happy to help you plan your visit.



Founded by the Franciscan Friar  Fr. Fermín de Lasuén, OFM on the Feast of St. Barbara, December 4th, 1786, Old Mission Santa Barbara, also known as the Queen of the Missions, has a history unlike any other landmark. We invite you to learn about its rich and diverse history, enjoy its beautiful gardens and surroundings, and discover what makes this mission one of the most unique and interesting destinations to visit.


News at the Mission

We are mid-way through our Save America's Treasures grant for our convento wing, as a matter of fact they are already sealing up some areas. This process has been long, almost five years, but it has helped in preserving the mission for generations to come. The repairs and restorations we have done so far are: the Solstice window, the ante room of the crypt in the mission church, the front façade of the mission church, and now the convento wing. It was a big project with many people involved, but it is still a drop in the bucket of what still needs to be done. In the future we will start planning our next steps and we hope you can be apart of that. Please come by the mission and see the progress of the current project and see those that have already been completed. 

2201 Laguna Street

Santa Barbara, CA  93105

  1. Take US-101 to Mission Street exit in Santa Barbara
  2. On Mission Street, turn:
    • Left if southbound
    • Right if northbound
  3. Follow Mission St. for 0.9 mi
  4. Turn left on Laguna Street

For maps of the public transit system that can get you to the Mission, please click the link below.

MTD Bus Route to the Mission

Old Mission Santa Barbara is


Opening at: 9:00AM

Closing at: 5:00PM

(Tours sales end at 4:15PM)


OMSB is Closed

Easter Sunday

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

The Serra Shop has been providing tourists and locals with souvenirs and other Mission-related items for more than 60 years.  From jewelry, books, and clothing to sundry religious and spiritual items, the Serra Shop has it all for you.  Our friendly and courteous staff is always available to answer your questions and provide you what you are looking for.




Adults (age 16 - 64): $7

Seniors (65 & over): $5

Active Military & Family w/id: $5

Student w/id: $5

Youth (ages 5 - 15): $2

Children (Age 4 & under): Free