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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.



Old Mission Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library invite you to join us for our new

Mission Treasures Tour

This 90 minute docent-led tour will take you on a fascinating historical journey to learn about the Mission’s unique architecture, breathtaking artwork, and to view some of its most precious treasures in areas not normally open to the public (including the Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library).

Dates: Wednesday, November 18, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24

Time:  10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Location:  Old Mission Santa Barbara, 2201 Laguna Street

$20 per person (all proceeds support the Mission and SB Archive-Library)

Advance reservation required. Call (805)682-4713, ext. 166 or email No children under 12.

Visit our website for more information about Mission tours.

News at the Mission

The Province of Saint Barbara
is Celebrating its 100th Anniversary!

And it all began here at Old Mission Santa Barbara

229 years ago Old Mission Santa Barbara was founded by Fray Fermín Francisco De Lasuén, OFM
and 129 years later The Province of Saint Barbara was founded here at Old Mission Santa Barbara.
On our 100th anniversary, December 4, 2015 we will be celebrating this milestone of Franciscan service to the people of Santa Barbara and beyond. We hope you will join us for a special Mass on December 4, 2015 beginning at 5:30 pm with a reception to follow.

Stay tuned and check back here on Thanksgiving because we will be announcing something special for all those that come to the mission on December 5, 2015

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 18 - 64): $8

Seniors (65 & over): $6

Active Military w/id: $6

Youth (ages 5 - 17): $3

Children (Age 4 & under): Free