Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara

4.6
#3 of 13 in Museums in Santa Barbara
The mission of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is to preserve and celebrate the maritime heritage of the California Coast and present it to the public in an interesting and exciting way.

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4.6
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  • What a great little gem of a museum. Housed in a historic building from the 1940s with lots of photos in the lobby. Very helpful and nice staff to welcome you. They have packed a ton of...  more »
  • I was pleasantly surprised by the depth and quality of the Museum and my wife and I spent a very enjoyable 90 minutes there learning about SB's maritime history. Wish we'd had time for a boat tour!  more »
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  • A great place to catch up on the Central Coast's waterfront history. There is many exhibits and a theater that plays 1 hour documentaries; this museum has been funded by local residents who are proud, and care to educate.
  • Great place for adults and kids. A interactive game, lots of boats and boating history. Nominal entry fee. Free when they have art exhibits. Call ahead for free day schedule. On wharf/boat harbor. Plenty of restaraunts.

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