California's Famous Castle on the HillSituated on 250,000 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean in San Simeon, historic Hearst Castle is one of California's most visited landmarks. This unique mansion, designed by famous architect Julia Morgan, features 165 rooms surrounded by acres of landscaped gardens, swimming pools, and terraces. Inside the castle is Hearst's world-class art collection, antiques and a variety of personal items. Visitors can enjoy guided tours through the home and explore the visitor center for more information about the castle's unique history.
Hours -Open daily from 9am, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Price -Standard tour tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for children under age 12. Special tour prices vary.
- Special evening tours
- Christmas at the Castle
- Weddings & events
- Visitors center
- Hearst Castle Theater