NOTICE:VIEWING TOWER at the TOP WILL BE CLOSED THROUGH 7/26/2024 for ROOF TILE REPLACEMENT.
LOBBY ELEVATOR and STAIRWELL to MURAL ROOM and CLOCK OPEN WEEKENDS ONLY.
USE ALTERNATE ELEVATOR and STAIRS to MURAL ROOM WEEKDAYS.
WATCH THIS SITE for UPDATES.
WE ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Welcome to the beautiful historic Santa Barbara Courthouse
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Courthouse Tours
Tours to enhance your experience.

Planning Your Visit
Things to know before you arrive.
Many visitors are surprised to learn that the building is a working Courthouse, and also a National 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.