Casa del Herrero Docent-Led Tours 2023

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Casa del Herrero Docent-Led Tours 2023

Casa del Herrero offers docent-led tours exploring the history, architecture, antiquities & gardens of the historic Steedman/ Bass estate.

By Casa Del Herrero

When and where

Date and time

January 18 · 10am - February 25 · 3:30pm PST


Casa del Herrero 1387 East Valley Road Montecito, CA 93108

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

Casa del Herrero, the “House of the Blacksmith”, is a time capsule of Montecito, California in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Designed by George Washington Smith, the Casa is one of the finest standing examples of Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture in America. It is included on the National Register of Historic Places and maintains National Historic Landmark status, partly due to its eclectic mix of Country Place Era and Moorish-inspired gardens. What was once the private estate of industrialist George Fox Steedman and his descendants, is now a historic house museum and garden, stewarded by a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to its preservation and availability to the visiting public.

Docent-led tours to the public are available with advance reservations only. Docent-led tours are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. throughout the year.

Admission is $25 per person, for adults and children ages 10 and above. Tour tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. For information about private tours, please call (805) 565-5653 or email

Casa del Herrero Visitor Guidelines 2023:

- All tour tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

- Tours run on schedule rain or shine. However, if the Casa del Herrero staff believes inclement weather poses a threat to visitor safety, they will communicate any tour cancelations via email, and tour admission fees will be refunded.

- All visitors are advised that there are narrow passageways, protruding architectural features and uneven walkways throughout the historic estate and gardens, and that caution must be exercised. Sensible footwear and sunhats are strongly recommended.

- No children under the age of 10 years old are permitted on public docent-led tours.

- Individuals experiencing cough or fever should not come to Casa del Herrero. Face coverings are strongly recommended by the Santa Barbara Public Health Department, regardless of vaccination status, but they are not mandatory for entry. The Casa has added hand sanitizer stations throughout the tour route. Please practice social distancing.- With the exception of water, no outside food or drinks are permitted.

- Apart from trained service animals, domestic animals are not permitted anywhere at Casa del Herrero, and cannot be left unattended in parked vehicles. Please leave pets safely at home.

- Casa del Herrero is a smoke-free environment. No Smoking, nor vaping of any substance is permitted.

- Photography is only allowed outdoors throughout the garden. Photography is not permitted inside the house museum or workshop. Tripods are not permitted.

- By entering Casa del Herrero, you acknowledge and accept all risks associated with your visit, including but not limited to risk of personal injury and illness.

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Casa Del Herrero