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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Santa Barbara

113 Harbor Way
(805) 962-8404
http://www.sbmm.org/

Welcome to the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum located at the Santa Barbara Harbor. The museum's structure was formerly known as the Old Naval Reserve Center and was built by the Federal Government's Works Project Administration (WPA) program during the late 1930s through early 1940s. In 1942 the City of Santa Barbara sold the Naval Reserve Center for $1 to the Federal Government to support the war effort. The facility was then used as a U.S. Navy training facility from 1942 until 1995 when the U.S. Navy moved out of the building. Construction began on the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum after it was sold back to the City of Santa Barbara in 1999.