How to Get to the Museum

300 North Los Carneros Road
Goleta, California 93117-1502.

The museum is a 1.9-mile walk from the Goleta Amtrak station (click here for walking directions & map), which is served by all of Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner trains traveling north of Los Angeles. The museum is about three miles from the Santa Barbara Airport terminal.


1. Get on the 101 Freeway heading south
2. Take the Los Carneros Road exit.
3. Turn left and go about .25 miles
4. The museum is on your right (Goleta Depot is the two-story yellow building) and shares the driveway with the fire station.


1. Get on the 101 Freeway heading north
2. Exit at Los Carneros Road
3. Turn right and go about .2 miles.
4. The museum is on your right (Goleta Depot is the two-story yellow building) and shares the driveway with the fire station


1. Walk south on La Patera Lane to Hollister Ave.
2. Turn right on Hollister Ave. Walk until you reach Los Carneros Way.
3. Turn right on Los Carneros Way. Walk until it ends at Calle Koral.
4. Turn left on Calle Koral. Turn right on Los Carneros Road.
5. Walk north to 300 N. Los Carneros Rd.


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