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The icon of Santa Barbara, Old Mission Santa Barbara is a world-class destination for anyone interested in how Santa Barbara began. From our museum and mausoleum to our retreat center and splendid 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.



Founded by the Franciscan Friar Fermín de Lasuén 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 it’s beautiful gardens and surroundings, and discover what makes this mission one of the most unique and interesting destinations in the world.



In the tradition of Franciscan welcome and hospitality, the Mission Renewal Center, in the heart of Old Mission Santa Barbara, can accommodate you, serving nonprofits, churches, businesses, and a host of other organizations to make their day-use or overnight stays productive and comfortable. For more information on our offerings and upcoming events, please continue to the Retreat page.

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

Monday - Sunday

9:00AM to 4:30PM


9:00AM to 4:15PM

(Fall & Winter)

Closed Easter, Thanksgiving,

and Christmas Day

  • Seniors (age 65 & over): $5
  • Adults (age 16 - 64): $7
  • Youth (ages 5 - 15): $2
  • Children (Age 4 & under): Free
  • For additional information regarding pricing and other tour options, please click here.

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.




St. Francis Days

October 3 - 4


October 3rd

Transitus of St. Francis prayer service

Monestarty of the Poor Clares

215 East Los Olivos Street

7 PM


October 4th

Blessing of the Animals

10 to 11 AM

(front lawn)


October 4th

Weekend Mass

4 PM

(Old Mission Church)