Hearst Castle is open and can be reached from the north via Highway 101 to Paso Robles. Due to the recent mudslides in Santa Barbara County, travelers from the Los Angeles area are advised to use Interstate 5.

Volunteer at Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle and the California State Parks are enriched by the many skills and interests that our magnanimous volunteers bring to the parks. Become part of history and Hearst Castle’s future—volunteer your time today. Hearst Castle Visitor Center Docents Become a docent at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center to help provide valuable information to park visitors, plus assist in helping guests find their way around Hearst Castle, the Visitor Center and the surrounding area. Please refer […]

Hearst Castle Selects National Gallery’s Curator for Museum Director

California State Parks announced on May 13, 2014 that Mary Levkoff was selected as the new Hearst Castle Museum Director.  She will lead the historic site with its amazing art collection beginning this summer.  Hoyt Fields, the former Museum Director who had been at Hearst Castle for 39 years, has retired, but will stay on in a part time role to help with a smooth transition. Levkoff was most recently the head of the department of […]

Physical Tour Requirements

Hearst Castle tours are unforgettable experiences that allow you to step back in time with a visit to William Randolph Hearst’s legendary, beloved hilltop estate. Before you tour Hearst Castle, please review the physical requirements and weather conditions, because all tours will take you outdoors and require long walks. Grand Rooms Tour The Grand Rooms Tour explores the Castle’s opulent social rooms in the main house, and consists of: 60-minute tour Approximately 159 stairs, both up […]

Contacting Hearst Castle

Need to contact Hearst Castle? Browse through our list of contacts below for tour reservations and cancellation assistance, in addition to media/press contacts, lost and found inquiries and more. Please note, Hearst Castle Tour tickets can also be purchased online up to 60 days in advance. Hearst Castle Mailing Address 750 Hearst Castle Road San Simeon, CA 93452-9741 Tour Reservations General Reservations (800) 444-4445 Reserve online Cancellations or Refunds (800) 444-4445 Reservation Assistance for the Deaf TDD: (800) […]