“Our Santa Barbara Inn recommends a visit to these historical museums…”
Cheshire Cat Inn is an elegant Santa Barbara bed and breakfast that features eighteen elegantly appointed guest rooms, suites and cottages, daily breakfast and early evening wine/hors d’oeuvres Jacuzzi suites, and attractive package offers that are sure to enhance the quality of your stay in Santa Barbara.
Often, guests of Cheshire Cat Inn take a day to relax and enjoy a leisurely appreciation of the many museums our charming and historic city offers. The Santa Barbara bed & breakfast often recommends quality Santa Barbara museums that guests can enjoy for a day of soaking up knowledge.
To ensure guests are aware of the many fine museum opportunities available to complement their stay at the Santa Barbara inn, Cheshire Cat Inn reviewed several Santa Barbara museums. The Inn wanted to make sure that any museum it recommends to guests has an interesting and inspirational environment.
The selections were chosen based on reputation, exhibits, and educational opportunities to increase the enjoyment of the Santa Barbara experience. These Santa Barbara museums all provide an in-depth and interesting look at the world around us.
After thorough consideration, Cheshire Cat Inn named the following Santa Barbara museums as its top three favorites: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Karpeles Manuscript Library, and Santa Barbara Historical Museum. If you are choosing a museum to further your understanding of this area and complement your stay at the best bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara, consider the following three Santa Barbara museums.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History - Santa Barbara Museums
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Museum preserves extensive natural history collections of more than three million objects. The Museum is the largest repository of Chumash Indian artifacts in the world. Visitors can learn about underwater life at the Ty Warner Sea Center, consider the wonders of the universe at the Gladwin Planetarium, or take in special exhibitions such as this summer’s TINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination™ display. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-682-4711 for more information.
Karpeles Manuscript Library - Santa Barbara Museums
The Karpeles Manuscript Library offers the world’s largest private collection of original manuscripts and documents. Depending on the current exhibition, visitors might be treated to fascinating views of original documents written by John Adams, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Abigail Adams, or original compositions by Beethoven, Mozart and other great composers. This branch of the library houses the original proposed draft of the Bill of Rights, an Emancipation Proclamation Amendment signed by Abraham Lincoln, and Einstein's description of the theory of relativity. Visit the website or call 805-962-5322 for more information.
Santa Barbara Historical Museum - Santa Barbara Museums
Although focused on the rich history of Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum keeps a firm eye on building a future worth remembering. The Museum interprets over 500 years of history with collections form the Chumash, Mexican, Spanish, and American periods. The current exhibit, “De la Tierra - Art of the Adobe,” features works from the museum’s collection by renowned artists displayed alongside historic photographs of this unique Southwestern building material. The Gledhill Library contains a vast repository of cultural and historical material. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-966-1601 for more information.
Finding a Santa Barbara museum can be a challenge.
Part of Cheshire Cat Inn’s commitment to excellence includes expedition suggestions for a wide variety of Santa Barbara museums. With so many Santa Barbara educational options, picking a Santa Barbara museum can be a challenge. This review aims to save guests of Cheshire Cat Inn from the effort of researching Santa Barbara museums on their own. We hope this information helps you make an informed decision.
About Cheshire Cat Inn - Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambiance and enjoyment for Santa Barbara inns. The Inn’s spa treatments, quaint Victorian charmsand special pricing make it perfect as Santa Barbara’s Great Escape. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805- 569-1610 for more information.