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Casa del Herrero, Santa Barbara

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Casa del Herrero (also known as the Steedman Estate) is a historic house museum and botanical garden located in Montecito near Santa Barbara, California. It was designed by George Washington Smith, and is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in the United States of America. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was designated as a National Historic Landmark on January 16, 2009. Today, the entire 11-acre (4.5 ha) site is owned and operated as a historic house museum and botanical garden by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Casa del Herrero. The Casa del Herrero organization's mission is to restore and preserve the house and grounds for the benefit of the visiting public.
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  • Great tour by a knowledgeable volunteer. Beautiful place full of amazing pieces from all over the world and throughout history. I am so impressed with the original owner, a modern day Ben Franklin.....  more
    Great tour by a knowledgeable volunteer. Beautiful place full of amazing pieces from all over the world and throughout history. I am so impressed with the original owner, a modern day Ben Franklin.....  more »
  • The gardens are lovely and the former owner, who took up blacksmithing and iron working in a big way, adorned his home with an array of intriguing dragons. Great fun 
    The gardens are lovely and the former owner, who took up blacksmithing and iron working in a big way, adorned his home with an array of intriguing dragons. Great fun  more »
  • Liz was our guide, and she was wonderful. This home and garden. were beyond beautiful ! The story, of the house, was fascinating! 
    Liz was our guide, and she was wonderful. This home and garden. were beyond beautiful ! The story, of the house, was fascinating!  more »
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  • Beautiful spanish furniture inside the home. No pictures allowed inside only outside. Too bad! Great detail went into the customizing the home.
  • Unique place with rich history. Worth the wait. Hard to get in due to village limitations. Book in advance.
  • Incredibly special. Like an intimate Hearst Castle. If u love the decorative arts and appreciate Spanlsh Revival architecture, beautiful details and local history this is for you. Our guide Sally was amazing.
  • Very interesting historical George Washington Smith property in amazing original condition, like in a time capsule. Gardens and workshop also very nice and worth seeing. Excellent docent-led tours. Well worth the wait to get a reservation.
  • Great staff. Very interesting building and grounds and cool old school work shop.

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