From experiencing what life was like as a guest of W. R. Hearst to exploring his personal collection of rare and ancient works of art, encounter the majesty and beauty of this historical treasure first-hand with a guided Hearst Castle tour. We also offer accessibly designed tours for visitors.
Grand Rooms Tour
Gather in the grand social rooms of Casa Grande—the largest house at Hearst Castle—to experience what it was like to be a guest at this hilltop retreat. Recommended for first-time visitors, this tour also has the fewest stairs to climb.Explore Grand Rooms Tour
Upstairs Suites Tour
Explore the upper floors of Casa Grande—the formal name for the main house—and ascend its winding staircases to see how media mogul William Randolph Hearst and his esteemed guests lived at the Castle.Explore Upstairs Suites Tour
Cottages & Kitchen Tour
Discover two very different parts of this fascinating historic attraction: some of the most personal rooms of the property and some of its most practical ones, including Hearst’s beloved Casa del Mar and the industrial-sized kitchen.Explore Cottages & Kitchen Tour
Offered every spring and fall, the Evening Tour allows visitors to travel back in time and view the historic California mansion in the twilight and evening hours. Guests and staff dress in 1930s period attire and meander about the Castle as part of the Living History Program.Explore Evening Tour
Accessibly Designed Grand Rooms Tour
This tour is wheelchair accessible and is also designed for visitors who have difficulty climbing up and down stairs, or who cannot stand or walk for lengths of time. The Accessibly Designed Grand Rooms Tour visits the estate’s most opulent social gathering rooms to reveal what it was like to be a guest at The Enchanted Hill—known today as Hearst Castle.Explore Accessibly Designed Grand Rooms Tour
Accessibly Designed Evening Tour
This tour is wheelchair accessible and is also designed for visitors who have difficulty climbing up and down stairs, or who cannot stand or walk for lengths of time. The Accessibly Designed Evening Tour takes guests back in time every spring and fall, as Living History Docents in 1930s clothing appear along the tour route, adding life once again to the magnificent surroundings seen on tour.Explore Accessibly Designed Evening Tour
Holiday Twilight Tour
Discover why the holiday season was an exceptionally festive time for Mr. Hearst and his guests. Share in the splendor as you wind your way through the grounds, Casa del Mar-guest house, and the grand social rooms of Casa Grande. This special seasonal tour showcases abundant holiday decorations with numerous Christmas trees, including two towering 18′ trees, and a one of a kind poinsettia tree. View Mr. Hearst’s celebrated art collection in the warm glow of […]Explore Holiday Twilight Tour
Accessible Holiday Twilight Tour
This tour is wheelchair accessible. Visitors who have difficulty climbing stairs, or who cannot stand or walk for extended periods, may also benefit from this tour. Accessible transportation is provided from the Visitor Center to all areas of the Holiday at Hearst Castle tour. See Holiday Twilight Tour for a description. Travel time to and from the Visitor Center (approximately 30 min.) is not included in the duration of the tour. Call 866-712-2286 for additional information.Explore Accessible Holiday Twilight Tour
Take a virtual tour now to get a sneak peek at what’s in store, before your visit.
Visitors may remain on the hilltop between and following the daytime tours to enjoy the gardens and visit the Neptune and Roman Pools at their leisure.