The museum and grounds are available for visiting, free of charge, during pre-scheduled tours, plus additional tours by arrangement. Guests from all over the world have visited since our opening in mid-2014.    

Please read and fill out this online form (link below) to get on our waiting list and to receive information about upcoming guided tours.

We give free guided tours to adults only usually a few days a month. Tours are typically on Wednesdays or Saturdays. At this time we do not give evening tours. A reservation is for two adults. Guided tours last approximately 2- 2.5 hours. 

If you are a locally established group and interested in a group tour (up to 16 people, sorry, not applicable for families or friend groups) please also note that on the form.

Our sculpture and botanic garden tour is about a 1.5-mile stroll with stairs, hills, and some uneven terrain with no benches along the route. We climb the equivalent of 7 floors. It may be too strenuous for those with walking/standing difficulties.

Once you've submitted this form, you'll be placed on our waiting list and will receive information about future tours. Please include your phone number in the form below if you'd like to be called to fill in last-minute cancellations. You will remain on the waiting list until you have successfully attended a tour. Sorry, we are unable to answer individual emails as to when future tours will be.

If you would like to read about the Hermitage's creator, Theodore Roosevelt Gardner II, or about the Hermitage Santa Barbara before your tour, feel free to purchase his memoir, A Touch of Crazy, or The Hermitage Santa Barbara at 20 for your reading enjoyment. You can order the books on Amazon, at your local bookstore, or at the local library. For additional information about these books please visit
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