The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum displays informative exhibitions about coastal history which include light houses, yacht clubs, and sea voyages. You will enjoy the interactive learning stations which explore many themes including the historic meaning of prominent designs and sailor tattoos.
Richard Henry Dana is honored with his California voyage that brought him into the harbor. His journal entry dated Tuesday, January 13, 1835 stated: “We made the land at Point Conception… the point of Santa Barbara, took up oil which we were bound, lying about fifty miles to the southeast of this point, we continued sailing down the coast during the day and the following night, and on the next morning.
While you’re at the museum, visit the Rum Runners, Sailors, and Prohibition exhibit will be open until October 20, 2019.