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“Condensed version of central coast and California history”

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Ranked #23 of 178 things to do in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located on the water's edge of the Santa Barbara Harbor, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum contains exciting & educational exhibits set inside of nearly 8,000 square feet of Museum space. The Maritime Museum also offers a wide range of educational programs including docent tours, and Tall Ship tours. Admission also includes a series of films shown daily in our large screen, high-definition Munger Theater. Fun for the whole family!
Reviewed 9 July 2012

This little museum packs in a number of exhibits on the history of the central coast from the native tribes to development of Santa Barbara. A section focuses on the commercial diving industry based on SB while another section explores surfing. There are a number of ship models and info on the Channel Islands.

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Reviewed 29 June 2012

If you like the ocean and history this is worth the price.

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Reviewed 29 May 2012

This museum is appropriately located on the yacht harbor with restaurants nearby.
A lot of history represented, including that of the trading vessels that traveled the coast. Whaling history, plus mock-ups of boats and vessels, along with a lot of large models.
It takes about an hour or so to go through.

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Reviewed 28 May 2012

Really enjoyed this maritime museum and the volunteers are very knowledgeable and great to talk with.

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Reviewed 25 May 2012

Interesting museum, small, but the docent was helpful and made the exhibits come to life! Worth a is it if you have not been to many maritime museums.

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