Old Mission Santa Barbara


Old Mission Santa Barbara bears witness to the Franciscan tradition, practicing radical hospitality. In the spirit of St.
Francis, we honor creation and all people, welcoming everyone to this gathering place of joy, learning, and spiritual reflection.
Old Mission Santa Barbara is a community of many parts, but one spirit. The Mission has served as a gathering place and
spiritual home for many since its establishment in 1786. Today the Mission operations include a museum, gift shop, cemetery
and mausoleum, and several historic gardens, as well as being the home to a community of Franciscan