Santa Barbara Courthouse

Row 1

1100 Anacapa St (at E Anapamu St)
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 962-6464
Courthouse, Historic Site
Mon–Fri: 8:00 AM–5:00 PM Sat–Sun: 10:00 AM–4:30 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Santa Barbara's landmark county courthouse has a clock tower that visitors can climb for views of the coast and town.
  • Start here and take the self-guided Red Tile Walking Tour of Santa Barbara! Download the podcast for an outdoor tour of the citys architectural history:
  • It's a great place to get engaged, overlooking the city and the sea :)
  • Until 4:45 pm every day, you can take an elevator to the top of the tower. They've also opened a marvelous gallery to view the inside of the clock mechanism.
  • Ride the elevator to the top of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse for 360-degree views of downtown.
  • Get married on the steps overlooking the gardens :)
  • Take the elevator or stairs up to the 4th floor for view of whole SB
  • Awesome view of the city
  • Best 360 degrees view from the top of Santa Barbara
  • Well-kept grass area which is nice for lounging or a picnic. The architecture is beautiful. There are a lot of kids here, which can either be positive or negative.
  • When you have a Court Date & they say they're open from 8-3pm. That doesn't mean you can go anytime you want. Get there @ 7:30am & say a few Hail Mary's.
  • You can now see the clock gears and one of the original bells below the stairs that leads to the tower.
  • Viewing station closes at 4:45. Don't head up the stairs unless you have time because it WILL be locked.
  • Amazing view of the town of Santa Barbara!
  • Beautiful view up top on 4th floor.
  • Mural room renovation is done! Beautiful work.
  • Ask the attendant for the senators tour!
  • If you have Jury Duty show up early and park at the Garden Lot well worth it! If not you either pay for parking or have to walk 6 blocks.
  • The tower has a wonderful view of the whole city!
  • Amazing view specially in the morning..