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HEARST CASTLE, CA

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Hearst Castle is open for tours daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. The tour duration does not include the bus ride to the Castle. Please allow one hour between tours.
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The Grand Rooms
Historic Tour 0 hr. 40 min.
Moderate
Photo: The Grand Rooms
View the magnificent ground floor rooms of La Casa Grande (big house) where Mr. Hearst's guests met their host and were entertained during their stay at La Cuesta Encantada (the Enchanted Hill). See the Assembly Room, where guests met for cocktails, the Refectory, where meals were served, the Morning Room, Billiard Room and Theater. Your knowledgeable Guide will bring this estate to life sharing stories about Mr. Hearst and his many guests who visited for nearly three decades in the early part of the last century. Stroll the grounds at your leisure at the conclusion of your guided tour. The duration of your tour does not include the 15 minute bus ride to the hilltop. Please allow 1 hour between tours.

Prices: Adult: $25.00, Child: $12.00

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Grand Rooms Accessible
Historic Tour 0 hr. 45 min.
Easy
Photo: Grand Rooms Accessible
View the magnificent ground floor rooms of La Casa Grande (big house) where Mr. Hearst's guests met their host and were entertained during their stay at La Cuesta Encantada (the Enchanted Hill). Explore the grounds at your leisure at the conclusion of your guided tour. See the Assembly Room, where guests met for cocktails, the Refectory, where meals were served, the Morning Room, Billiard Room and Theater. Your knowledgeable Guide will bring this estate to life sharing stories about Mr. Hearst and his many guests who visited for nearly three decades in the early part of the last century. Assessible transportation is provided from the Visitor Center to the Monument, and around the grounds as requested. Call 866-712-2286 for additional information.

Prices: Adult: $25.00, Child: $12.00

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The Upstairs Suites
Historic Tour 0 hr. 40 min.
Moderate
Photo: The Upstairs Suites
View guest quarters and Mr. Hearst's private floor as you climb high up inside the castle. Visit the Main Library, the repository for many of Mr. Hearst's fabulous 2000 year old Greek pots. See where "the Chief" held meetings with his newspaper staff, and absorb the splendor of the art in Mr. Hearst's bedroom. Explore many different guest suites, including some that were designed to fit in spaces originally not intended to be rooms. Learn about the genius of architect Julia Morgan in her quest to utilize as much of Mr. Hearst's art collection as possible. Stroll the grounds at your leisure at the conclusion of your guided tour. The duration of your tour does not include the 15 minute bus ride to the hilltop. Please allow 1 hour between tours.

Prices: Adult: $25.00, Child: $12.00

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Cottages & Kitchen
Historic Tour 0 hr. 40 min.
Moderate
Photo: Cottages & Kitchen
Travel the Esplanade with your Guide, beginning with the Wine Cellar in the basement of La Casa Grande. From there, your destination is House B, the coziest of the three guest cottages. Another leisurely walk brings you to House A, where Mr. Hearst stayed until his suite of rooms in the castle were completed. This tour concludes with the modern kitchen, complete with oversize appliances and some of the earliest Frigidaire refrigerators manufactured. Stroll the grounds at your leisure at the conclusion of your guided tour.The duration of your tour does not include the 15 minute bus ride to the hilltop¿. Please allow 1 hour between tours.

Prices: Adult: $25.00, Child: $12.00

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Tour 5 - Evening Tour
Historic Tour 1 hr. 40 min.
Moderate
Photo: Tour 5 - Evening Tour
Evening Tour - Allows visitors to experience the Castle at night as a visitor to the Castle in the 1930s might have. Features highlights from the Experience, Upper Floors of Casa Grande, and Garden tours. (Tour 5)

Evening tours are offered March - May & October - December on most Fridays and Saturdays.

Prices: Adult: $36.00, Child: $18.00

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Designing the Drm
Historic Tour 1 hr. 15 min.
Moderate
Photo: Designing the Drm
Design and construction of ¿La Cuesta Encantada¿ (the Enchanted Hill) took over three decades. The Designing the Dream Tour explores the evolution of William Randolph Hearst¿s magnificent estate, from its earliest construction in the 1920s, through the final touches of the mid-1940s. Your knowledgeable guide will take you by the world-famous Neptune Pool and through the lush gardens of the estate. After exploring the grounds, you will see the interior rooms of Casa del Sol, one of the three guest cottages. The rest of the tour will take you to the North Wing of Casa Grande (big house). Workers completed these guest rooms in the late 1930s and mid-1940s; they stand in stark contrast to the rest of the estate and reflect the changing tastes of both the client, William Randolph Hearst, and his architect, Julia Morgan. Your tour ends with a behind the scenes trip to the glorious Roman Pool where you will visit dressing rooms and end your tour poolside.The duration of your tour does not include the 15 minute bus ride to the hilltop. Please allow 1 hour between tours.

Prices: Adult: $30.00, Child: $15.00

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Accessible Evening Tour
Historic Tour 2 hr. 10 min.
Easy
Accessible
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Accessibly Designed Evening Tour allows visitors to experience the Castle at night as a visitor to the Castle in the 1930s might have and is available for the ground floor only.

Capacity - 2. Additional party members not needing accessible accommodations may wish to book a concurrent Evening tour.

Prices: Adult: $36.00, Child: $18.00

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Gift Ticket
Historic Tour Accessible No Photo
This is a gift ticket that must be exchanged for a specific tour date and time. To exchange for a tour reservation/ticket please call Toll-free 866-712-2286 or 805 927-2115. Be prepared to provide your gift ticket reservation number.

Prices: Adult: $25.00, Child: $12.00

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Sold at Park Private Tour
Historic Tour Moderate
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Any area shown on any of the 5 tours may be seen at the visitor's request. Upper levels will require stair climbing as there are no elevators available. There are also stairs on the grounds. Visitors will have their own guide. Tour length is a maximum of 4 hours.

Private tours are available only during daytime hours and are not available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Cost is $750.00 for up to 6 people.

Telephone number for more information or to book a tour - 805 927 2070.

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Sold at Park Building the Dream
Movie Tour 0 hr. 40 min.
Easy
Accessible
Photo: Building the Dream
Hearst Castle Giant Screen Theater at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center is a 5-Story screen theater showing the resident film Hearst Castle Building the Dream as the companion film to Castle Tours. Hearst Castle Building the Dream was produced exclusively for this Theater. Breathtaking original cinematography combined with vintage clips and stills from the 1920's and 30's allows visitors to experience the building and background of the Castle on a 5-story screen. This popular film is included with all daytime tour tickets.
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Sold at Park School Tour
Historic Tour No Photo
This is a school group tour used only by the ticket office to schedule tours and collect fees.