Tour this Historic Castle
Select From A Variety Of Hearst Castle Group Tours
Hearst Castle has become one of the top attractions on the Central Coast, so purchasing your tickets for a group tour in Cambria in advance is key. Guests can reserve their Hearst Castle group tour tickets online up to 56 days in advance.
From experiencing what life was like as a guest of William Randolph Hearst to exploring his personal collection of historic art, select from a variety of guided, semi-private, or private tours of Hearst Castle. And during the Spring and Fall, guests can experience the estate at night! The Castle also offers accessibly designed tours for visitors.
GRAND ROOMS TOUR
Travel back in history and experience what it was like to be a guest of William Randolph Hearst. See the grand social rooms of Casa Grande, the largest house at Hearst Castle. This tour is recommended for first-time visitors and has the fewest stairs.
UPSTAIRS SUITES TOUR
Explore the top floors of Casa Grande - the formal name for the main house at Hearst Castle. Ascend its winding staircases to see how William Randolph Hearst and his esteemed guests lived at the Castle.
COTTAGES & KITCHEN TOUR
Tour some of the most personal and practical rooms of Hearst Castle, including the beloved Casa del Mar and the industrial-sized kitchen.
The Evening Tour lets guests travel back in time and experience this famous Castle in the twilight and evening hours. Dressed in 1930s period apparel, guests and staff meander about the Castle as part of the Living History Program. Available Spring & Fall only.
DESIGNING THE DREAM TOUR
Learn about the design and construction of La Cuesta Encantada (the Enchanted Hill) that took over 3 decades to build. Perfect for those passionate about architecture and interior design, this 75-minute tour educates visitors about how Hearst’s dream was made into a reality.
ART OF SAN SIMEON TOUR
In building this Castle, William Randolph Hearst and his architect Julia Morgan created a premier showplace where old and new works were displayed to amuse and educate guests of the Castle. Over 90% of the objects in Hearst Castle were purchased specifically for this estate. On this 2-hour semi-private tour (up to 8 persons), your guide will focus on Hearst and how he acquired his paintings, tapestries, sculptures, antiquities, and other fascinating works of art.
Enjoy a private tour custom tailored to your group's interests. This private tour can host up to 6 people for a maximum of 4 hours. This tour may access any areas of the estate open to the public on the other listed tours. It is $750 per tour.