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Stow House & Railroad Museum
Los Carneros and Calle Real, Goleta

This wonderful park is a unique combination of history and rustic charm. Ideal for children who might learn history the fun way and for many busy professionals who take their lunch breaks here. 

Built by a prominent ranching family in 1873, Stow House is a rambling two story house and is the oldest frame house in the Goleta Valley. 

The Stow House has been restored and outfitted with beautiful period furnishings, clothing, toys, and memorabilia by the Goleta Historical Society.

Check out the Rail Museum

Directions: From the 101 exit on Los Carneros, which is about 10 miles west of Santa Barbara. At the top of the ramp, turn towards the mountains. If you continue past Calle Real, you will find the parking lot to your right.

Facilities: Stow House, South coast Railroad Museum housed in the restored rail depot, a 25-acre lake with walkways all around it. Creature comforts are scarce, restrooms and picnic areas available.