Hearst Castle is open and can be reached from the north via Highway 101 to Paso Robles, and from the south via Cambria and Paso Robles.

For Immediate Release September 27, 2016

Contact: John Fixler John.Fixler@parks.ca.gov (805)927-2007


Hearst Castle Announces Fall 2016 Evening Tour Schedule

 San Simeon, Calif. -On Saturday, October 1, 2016 Hearst Castle’s Evening Tour Program will begin a new season. Visitors to the castle will be able to experience evening reflections from the 1930’s era.

Hearst Castle will feature the Living History Program that emphasizes the bygone lifestyle of this great estate.  Docents in elegant attire will recreate the social life of William Randolph Hearst’s guests, lounging by the magnificent indoor Roman Pool or playing cards in the Assembly Room. Other docents portray household staff attending to the needs of Mr. Hearst’s guests.

The evening progresses through one of the guest houses, Casa del Mar, and several of the large rooms on the ground floor to the upstairs guest suites of the main house, Casa Grande. The tour continues through the Main Library and Mr. Hearst’s private Gothic Suite.  Completing this magical tour with a walk over blue and gold Venetian-glass tiles of the breathtaking indoor Roman Pool, visitors to Hearst Castle will leave with long-lasting memories of bygone nights at “The Enchanted Hill.”

Tours are conducted on most Friday and Saturday evenings, from October 1st through November 19th, 2016 from 5:50 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  During December, these tours are offered on December 2nd- 4th and December 9th-16th.  Visitors should arrive 15 minutes before their tour time and allow two hours and ten minutes for this tour. Evening Tour prices are $36 for adults and $18 for youth aged 5 through 12. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

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