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Welcome to the beautiful and historic Santa Barbara Courthouse
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Docent-led tours are temporarily unavailable while the Courthouse interior remains closed to visitors. Please enjoy these self-guided tours.

Explore by Topic
The Courthouse story and the people behind it.

Explore by Location
While the Mural Room and Clock Tower are temporarily closed, we encourage you to enjoy the Exterior and Hall of Records tours on site. All of the tours can always be enjoyed remotely.
Many visitors are surprised to learn that the building is a working Courthouse, and also an Historic Landmark and community treasure! Completed in 1929 after a 1925 earthquake damaged much of the city, including an earlier Courthouse on the same block, the Spanish Colonial Revival style helped define Santa Barbara's look as the city rebuilt.