El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park

El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park


Location:123 East Canon Perdido, between Anacapa and Santa Barbara streets in downtown Santa Barbara.
Facilities:Visitor center, exhibits.
Activities:Guided tours.
Special Features:Built in 1782, the Presidio served as the military and government headquarters for the lands between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo until 1846. El Cuartel, the oldest existing building in Santa Barbara, is all that remains of the last of four Royal Presidios (Spanish military outposts) built in Alta California. Two original buildings have been restored and five others reconstructed.
Address:c/o Channel Coast District Office
911 San Pedro St
Ventura, CA 93001

Phone:805-965-0093
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=608
Size: 5.4 acres.

See other parks in California.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Across the street, dig into SoCal's distant past with a visit to El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, home to the remnants of a red-tiled Spanish fortress built way back in 1782.