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.

San Simeon, CA: California State Parks announced today the launching of the newly designed Hearst Castle® website tour highlighting gorgeous 360 degree views, and sharing some of the amazing sights and sounds that make Hearst Castle® one of America’s most popular historic house museums. Visitors to the Hearst Castle® website, www.hearstcastle.com can enjoy a virtual tour of the famous estate’s gardens, suites, swimming pools and enjoy the fine art on display. Virtual tour visitors can also view the exhibits and vendor displays in the Visitor Center.

“After viewing the virtual tour of Hearst Castle® for the first time, it inspired me to want to take a tour to see more”, noted Hoyt Fields, Museum Director, Hearst Castle®. Even though I have been associated with the Castle for over the past thirty-five plus years, there is always something seemingly new and exciting that catches my eyes at this fabulous estate”.

For Tour Reservations Please Call (800) 444-4445 Or online at www.hearstcastle.com

For more information, please call Dan Eller, Director of Communications at Hearst Castle® (805) 927-2074, www.hearstcastle.com.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009