Discover a stunning estate with opulent rooms, lavish pools and colorful gardens when you visit this historic castle. Built as the home of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, this incredible mansion is one of the top tourist destinations in the state. It was the hottest destination for the Hollywood elite in the 1920s and 30s, and today you can explore the embellished castle and its grounds on a number of guided tours.
9AM to 6PM (with special Evening Tours in spring and fall)
Tours start at $25 adults, $12 children ages 5-12, free for children under 5.
Date Night Movie Night
Twilight on the Terrace
What are the different types of Hearst Castle tours?
There are four main guided tours, in addition to accessible Hearst Castle tours for guests with special needs. Tours include the Grand Rooms Tour, Upstairs Suites Tour, Cottages & Kitchens Tour and Evening Tour.
What type of movie is playing in the Hearst Castle Theater?
Featuring a massive, five-story screen, the theater features a movie that tells the complete history of this impressive attraction. “Hearst Castle - Building the Dream” lasts 40 minutes and shows throughout the day, from 8:15AM until 5:15PM.