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Become a Docent

Join our community of history enthusiasts and become part of a dedicated group of volunteer docents.

As a SBTHP docent you will:

  • Lead tours of El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park and Casa de la Guerra

  • Provide living history demonstrations

  • Educate the public about the history of early California and the birthplace of the city of Santa Barbara

  • Assist SBTHP staff in fulfilling their work to steward the past and present of the Presidio Neighborhood


If you:

  • Enjoy working with young people, especially elementary school students

  • Have a passion for history

  • Can commit for at least two 1.5 hour shifts per month

  • Want to make a difference


This opportunity is meant for you! Docent training is held each spring. All training sessions take place at the Presidio. All materials are provided. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Kevin McGarry, Associate Director for Public Engagement, at (805) 961-5367 or email, or fill out an online application below >>

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