Famed newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst's estate is on display at Hearst Castle in San Simeon. Visitors can tour the grounds, which total 90,080 square feet, which is brimming with treasures from antique ceilings to Greek vases dating back to 800 B.C. There are five tours to choose from and each lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes, which includes the bus ride to and from the castle.
750 Hearst Castle Road
San Simeon, CA 93452-9741
Main number: (805) 927-2020
Tour reservations: (800) 444-4445
Hours of operation
Day tours begin at 8:20 a.m. daily, with the last tour at 3:20 p.m. in the winter, later in the summer.
Evening tour times vary depending on the time of sunset
$25 for adults, $12 for children ages 6-17 for day tours; $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-17 from May 15-Sept. 15
$20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-17 for day tours; $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-17 from Sept. 16-May 14