***The Courthouse is now open to visitors Monday through Friday 8AM - 5PM. Please note that visitors are subject to security screening. You may bring clear water bottles and refreshments in paper cups through security, but not thermal containers. Large bags are discouraged. ***

Welcome to the beautiful and historic Santa Barbara Courthouse
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The Docent Council will announce plans to resume docent-led tours soon.
Until then, please enjoy these self-guided tours.

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

Tour by Location
These tours will enhance your on-site experience. They can also 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.