Learn More About the Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Tenth Mission
Santa Barbara was the first mission founded by Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, Father Serra’s successor as President of the California missions. Although Father Serra dedicated the site of the Santa Barbara presidio (fort) in April of 1782, he did not have permission at that time to found a mission in Santa Barbara.
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Mission Santa Barbara
Learn about the founding Father, get resources for your Mission report, learn about Native Californians, explore then & now, and get art.
[ad#Google Right Cube 300×250]Almanac: California Missions
Get a data sheet for this Mission and view some of the oldest pictures available from this site.
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California Missions Foundation
The tenth mission was founded on December 4, 1786. It was rededicated on December 16, 1786, by Father Lasu?n and named for Saint Barbara.
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Tour the Mission Santa Barbara
Take a virtual tour of this Mission through some colorful photographs.