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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 links below.

Downtown Shuttle to Line 22

Line 22 Route

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): $6
  • Youth (ages 5 - 15): $1
  • Children (Age 4 & under): Free
  • For additional information regarding pricing, 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.




Holy Thursday-April 17

7PM-Mass of the Lord's Supper

(Mission Church)

Mass ends with Eucharistic Procession and Adoration until 10PM

Good Friday-April 18

12Noon Stations of the Cross

(meet in the Olive Garden below main parking lot)

3PM-Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion

(Mission Church)

Liturgy of the Word - Holy Land Collection - Veneration of the Cross - Holy Communion

Holy Saturday-April 19

No Confessions; No 4PM Mass

7PM Glorious Easter Vigil

(Begins in front of the Mission Church at the Easter Fire)

Service of Light - Liturgy of the Word - Baptisms of the Elect - Eucharist

Easter Sunday-April 20

Masses of the Lord's Resurrection

7:30AM - 9AM - 11AM

(Mission Church)