Free Old Town Walking Tour

Feb. 28 - March 29, 2024

10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

FREE

Combining history with architecture, this tour covers the lower blocks of State Street, the transition of Old Town from 1850 to the present day, the events that ushered the Spanish-Colonial style of architecture, the historic Brinkerhoff Victorian District, and finally, three of Jeff Shelton’s residential buildings: Pistachio, El Andaluz, and Ablitt, some of the most visited buildings in Santa Barbara. An impressive binder of 11 x 17 old photos helps place you back in time.  

The tour, just short of 2 hours, starts at the Paseo Nuevo Mall (700 block of State St).  “Two for One” beer or wine tasting vouchers given to all tour goers; redeemable at Validation Ale or Santa Barbara Winery.

This tour is held on the following dates: 
February: 22, 26 and 28
March: 5, 12, 16, 20, 29

Reservations required. Click here to check availability and make your reservation.

The tour is free, but a gratuity is appreciated.

Free Old Town Walking Tour

651 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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