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Santa Barbara Courthouse & Clock Tower

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1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, California, 93101
Distance from hotel: 5.9mi

This gorgeous complex includes the still-functioning Courthouse, Clock Tower, a sunken garden, and eye-catching Spanish Mural Room. Climb the Clock Tower to see the 18th century clock and take in breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Santa Barbara with wide mountain vistas and low hanging clouds. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy a tranquil setting in the sunken garden. As an iconic landmark of the city, this free attraction is a must-see during your visit. Admire the amazing architecture, including spiral staircases, thick wooden doors, and subtle touches that reveal the building's historic Spanish roots.


Free admission


Weekday hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Weekend hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


  • Daily tours
  • Weddings
  • Viva La Fiesta Courthouse Tour


  • The Mural Room
  • Law Library
  • Observation deck
  • Picnics in the garden
  • Hall of Records

Are there any guided tours?

Yes, regular tours start at 2:00 p.m. daily and at 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. You can also schedule an appointment to tour the garden or learn mroe about specialty and youth tours. For more information, please call 962-6464 or look on the website to check out the full calendar of daily events.

Is there onsite parking?

Find easy parking across the street from the Courthouse in parking Lot 7 or free street parking for 75 minutes.

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Distance from attraction: 6.6 miles

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