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Continuing a Franciscan Tradition of Care and Reverence

In the spirit of Franciscan hospitality, we invite you to:

  • Explore our cemetery grounds and environment.
  • Discover the beauty and sacred atmosphere of the new columbarium, newly renovated mausoleum, and historic cemetery.
  • Learn of the Franciscans’ continuing ministry to the dead, their families and friends, and the support services available through The Historic Mausoleum.

Surrounded by 200-year-old sandstone walls, The Historic Mausoleum is situated in the center of the cemetery at Old Mission Santa Barbara.  Since 1893, this simple structure has served as a final resting place for Franciscan friars and a number of prominent citizens who were part of the early history of Santa Barbara.  An extensive restoration of the building was completed in 2011, which included the addition of a columbarium with niche spaces for inurnments of cremated remains.  Clad in beautiful, elegant marble and surrounded by handcrafted details from local artisans, these niches are now available to all people of faith and good will.  Our goal is to reconnect the community to our living cemetery and its grand history.

Niches starting at $8,800

New one-year & two-year payment options

Discount for family & group purchases

To find out more about the mausoleum or to make pre-need or immediate-need arrangements,

please contact Jason Womack, Director of Cemetery Operations, (805) 569-5483 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Peace and All Good