The Historic Mausoleum at Old Mission Santa Barbara

Providing a sacred and safe place for burial and ministering to the families of the deceased has been a tradition at Old Mission Santa Barbara for more than 200 years. The cemetery of Mission Santa Barbara, adjacent to the old mission church, has been a burial place for over two centuries for many Chumash natives and members of prominent families who settled in Santa Barbara. In this historic and venerable cemetery, rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition of hospitality and welcome, families and friends of the deceased have found a peaceful and reverent environment for keeping the memories of their loved ones alive. The historic mausoleum, a simple but grand structure located in the center of the old mission’s cemetery, is surrounded by two hundred year old sandstone walls. It has served as a final resting place for many Franciscan friars and benefactors to the Franciscan order. An extensive restoration and renovation of the building was completed in 2011, and the mausoleum now contains a new columbarium (a recessed vault) with niche spaces for the inurnment of cremated remains. Recognizing the greater acceptance of cremation as an appropriate form of burial, this beautiful and serene environment is open to all people of faith and will remain a place of peace and welcome for families and friends to remember and pray for their loved ones. For information about the safe, sacred and dignified inurnment of the cremated remains of your loved ones in the historic mausoleum at Old Mission Santa Barbara, please contact:

The Historic Mausoleum at Old Mission Santa Barbara

2201 Laguna St
Santa BarbaraCalifornia
805-569-5483