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Beautiful and Historic Home

A long awaited tour for me as an interior designer. I was disappointed that I could not photograph... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Beeville, Texas
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We loved our tour of Casa del Herero. The gardens were beautiful and the rather long tour seemed to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ernest L
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Tours are by reservation only on Wednesdays and Saturdays for those 10 years & older. Admission for the 90-minute, Docent-led tours is $20 per person. Designated in 2009 as Santa Barbara's 4th National Historic Landmark, the Casa del Herrero, built...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A long awaited tour for me as an interior designer. I was disappointed that I could not photograph the interior of this home, only the gardens. I own the book written on the property and discovered I knew more about the home than he guide...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our tour of Casa del Herero. The gardens were beautiful and the rather long tour seemed to only take a few minutes. Our docent was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. All the details in the house and gardens...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the 1.5 hour tour. The mansion and grounds provided a unique glimpse into the life of this wealthy family. Not often one is able to see original furnishings still present. If you're so lucky to have Lynda as your docent, even better.

2  Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Beautiful gardens & beautiful historical home. Furnished in typical early California style. Very elegant with many amazing details. A very enjoyable experience.

2  Thank Tamar H
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Led by an excellent docent, our tour was exactly 90 minutes long. To the minute. The interior of the home is full of notable European art and clever, subtle icons made by the owner. The gardens are beautiful and the final stop at the end...More

1  Thank naples31
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We discovered this tour on TripAdvisor looking for things to do in Santa Barbara. We were so lucky the tours had just begun after a two month closure. The historical home is amazing built in the Andalusian/Spanish style with furniture, tiles, artwork and more acquired...More

1  Thank LadyDi_and_Cowman
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Due to renovations, poor planning on my part, and limited tour availability, it took me several years to see Casa del Herrero. What a gem! The property is beautiful and well kept inside and out. Larry our docent was a treat. Larry has a great...More

2  Thank maileann
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Beautifully maintained, interesting gardens and architecture. Tour guide, Jacque, was so very friendly, fun and informative during our two hour tour. FIVE stars all the way around. Bring your camera and comfortable walking shoes as some of grounds are uneven.

2  Thank mhuth66
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I live in Santa Barbara and finally signed up for a tour of Casa Del Herrero - not reallly understanding what it was. What a surprise. What Lotusland is to unique gardens, Casa Del Herrero is to the architecture and art of the structure of...More

2  Thank Kate S
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is a very unique estate garden that is converted from the former home of George Steedman. A charming estate with a lovely garden, and Mr. Steedman's workshop.

1  Thank NaihuaD
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foodie2320
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Response from LAtoEverywhere | Reviewed this property |
The tours are $25 and reservations are required in advance. They give tours on Wed and Sat, I believe, at 10 and 2. We took the tour at 10 on a Wed. It was a nice group. They are an AHS affiliate if you are a member... More
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Response from CasadelHerrero | Property representative |
Hi Charles, THANK YOU! for asking the question that seems to perplex the most prospective visitors to Casa del Herrero. As Visitor & Volunteer Coordinator at CdH I found Trip Advisor's information about our hours a bit... More
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