El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park Tours

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Arts & Culture, SB Reads

Age Group:

All Ages
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Program Description


Embark on an enriching journey through history this fall with an immersive tour of El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park in partnership with the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. Walk the grounds that have witnessed the passage of diverse cultures, spanning from the indigenous Chumash peoples to the soldiers and clergy of Mexico and Spain to the founding and fading of Nihonmachi (Japantown) and Chinatown. Tour guides will teach about the narrative of Santa Barbara's dynamic evolution. Join us for an exploration that bridges the past, present, and future of this remarkable historical site.

Meet at the Presidio Visitor's Center at 123 E Canon Perdido St. Hourly parking is available in the adjacent lot at 115 E Canon Perdido St.

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation stewards the past and present of the Presidio Neighborhood and inspires preservation advocacy throughout the County in order to create a more vibrant community.

Santa Barbara Reads is funded through the annual support of the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation. To learn more about the foundation and how to support SB Reads 2023, visit their website.


The Library on the Go van will not be at this stop and no materials or circulation services will be provided.

Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.