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Hearst Castle at California

Hearst Castle

750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, California, 93452-9741
Category: Attractions, Family / Kids
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Historic Hearst Castle: Tours of the Mansion, Gardens, Art & Pools

A hilltop mansion with a stunning art collection and beautiful garden grounds, this historic estate was once the retreat of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. A massive 127-acre complex featuring 56 bedrooms, 61 bathrooms, a legendary art collection and the world's largest private zoo, Heart Castle cannot fully be explored in one day. Sign up for a guided tour of this Central Coast vacation destination, and discover numerous gardens, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and of course, the mansion itself.

Details

Hours -

9AM to 7PM

Prices -

$25 adults, $12 children (12 and under)

Events

  • Christmas at the Castle
  • Twilight on the Terrace
  • Friends of Hearst Castle Movie Night

Activities

  • Guided tours
  • Gardens
  • Dining
  • Shopping

Art Collection

More than a mansion, this spectacular attraction is a museum that showcases Hearst’s incredible European and Mediterranean Art collection. Discover outdoor statuaries, ceiling paintings, decorative objects, mosaics and even ancient Egyptian artifacts.

Restoration and Preservation

This historic California estate is protected and preserved by California State Parks. Meticulously restoring parts of the mansion, gardens and 25,000 artifacts is a monumental and ongoing task.

FAQs

  • What are the gardens like Hearst Castle?

    Explore over 127 acres of historic gardens that bloom all throughout the year. Stroll through manicured green spaces with tulips, daffodils, oak trees, roses, pansies, oleanders, cedar trees, bougainvilleas and much more.
  • What are the different types of Hearst Castle tours?

    There are three distinct tours you can take: the Grand Rooms Tour, Upstairs Suites Tour and Cottages and Kitchens tour. Each costs

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