Highway 1 Construction Alert: Full overnight closures on Highway 1 from Gorda to Ragged Point will occur from Sunday nights at approximately 10 pm through Friday mornings at approximately 7 am. Work will begin on Monday night, June 22, 2015. The project is expected to be completed in winter 2016-2017. Motorists will encounter one-way traffic controls in these areas when full closures are not in effect. For more information go to www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm

Conceived in 1919 by newspaper giant William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) and designed by architect Julia Morgan  (1872-1957) Hearst Castle began as a hilltop retreat, and over the years the estate became a museum. Donated in 1957 it showcases part of Mr. Hearst’s extraordinary collections.

Experience the 1920s and 30s grandeur that surrounded W. R. Hearst and his guests at La Cuesta Encantada—Spanish for “Enchanted Hill”—with guided Hearst Castle tours.

Find the tours that interest you most, by learning more about the daily Hearst Castle tours open to the public, in addition to our Accessibly Designed Tours.

Already know which tour you want to take? View tour tickets and prices before you book them.