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Hearst Castle® offers guided tours of this extraordinary historic estate. Located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco right off scenic Highway 1, it was originally built by art collector W. R. Hearst. Today it is one of America’s best known house museums. Its art, originating primarily from Spain and Italy, complement the Mediterranean Revival architecture and gardens.

The Hearst Castle Theater at the Visitor Center is a giant screen theater showing the resident film “Hearst Castle – Building the Dream” as the companion film to the tours. This original 40-minute movie begins every 45 minutes and is included in The Experience Tour package.

Tour One is recommended for first-time visitors as it provides a broad overview of the many facets of Hearst Castle and it has the least number of stairs. Tour duration is 1 hour and 45 minutes which includes the bus ride to and from the castle.
Tour One now includes the companion movie “Hearst Castle – Building the Dream” shown on our giant 5 story screen in the Hearst Castle Theater.
Tour reservations are highly recommended, please  call (800) 444-4445.

Contact Us

Individual Tour Reservations
(800) 444-4445

Group Tour Reservations
(800) 401-4775
(916) 414-8400 ext. 4100
[email protected]

Hearst Castle
750 Hearst Castle Road,
San Simeon, CA


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