Historic Hearst Castle

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.

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.

Stunning Gardens

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.

Hearst Castle Tours

From experiencing what life was like as a guest of W. R. Hearst to exploring his personal collection of rare works of art, encounter the beauty of this historical treasure first-hand with a guided Hearst Castle tour. Many tours are offered, along with accessibly designed tours.

Hearst Castle Website

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