The only way to experience the grandeur and wonder of Hearst Castle is to purchase tour tickets. In addition to walking in the same footsteps as W. R Hearst, your tour tickets for the daytime movies also includes admission to the exclusive Hearst Castle Theater film “Hearst Castle – Building the Dream.” For the Evening Tours, movie tickets can be purchased separately at a discounted price.
Tickets may be purchased at the Visitor Center upon arrival if there are still available spaces, but advance tour reservations are strongly recommended. Reserve online now or call Hearst Castle Reservations at 1-800-444-4445. Reservations can be made up to 56 days in advance.
Hearst Castle Tickets and Prices for Tours
Reserving tickets in advance is strongly recommended, tours can sell out.
|Tours||Adult||Children (Ages 5-12)|
|Grand Rooms Tour||$25.00||$12.00|
|Upstairs Suites Tour||$25.00||$12.00|
|Cottages & Kitchen Tour||$25.00||$12.00|
|Accessibly Designed Grand Rooms Tour||$25.00||$12.00||Accessibly Designed Evening Tour||$36.00||$18.00|
Hearst Castle Tour Hours
Hearst Castle Tour times and hours vary by season, with most scheduled from 9:00am. Last tour times of the day also vary. Hearst Castle is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. To view available times, please check availability online, or call 1-800-444-4445.
Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes before your scheduled tour time to pick up tickets from the Ticket Office at the Visitor Center.
How to Purchase Hearst Castle Tour Tickets
Reservation Call Center Hours
|Dates||Monday – Friday||Saturday – Sunday|
|March – September||8AM to 6PM||8AM to 6PM|
|October – February||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 3PM|
Reservation Center Numbers
|Tour Ticket Reservations (within U.S.)||1-800-444-4445|
|Tour Ticket Reservations (outside U.S.)||1-518-218-5078|
|Tone Dialing for the Deaf (TDD)||1-800-274-7275|
|Group Travel Professionals||1-800-401-4775|
|Cancellation & Refund||1-800-695-2269|
|School Curriculum Tours||1-805-927-2030|
Hearst Castle Discount Tickets
Receive a 10% discount for additional daytime tours booked for the same day, when the first tour ticket is purchased at full price. Discounts will be applied at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center when tickets are picked up at the Ticket Office. This discount does not apply to the Evening Tours.
Hearst Castle also offers discounts to California Residents who hold the Distinguished Veteran Pass. This pass must be applied for in advance.
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Group and School Tour Tickets
Whether you’re visiting with a large group, or want to supplement your education curriculum with an on-site experience, Hearst Castle offers group and school tour tickets.
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Hearst Castle accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
Hearst Castle Gift Tickets
A thoughtful gift for any occasion, Hearst Castle Gift Tickets are available for all of Hearst Castle’s tours—including the Accessibly Designed Tours—and may be redeemed at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center Ticket Office by calling at least two weeks in advance. To purchase or to redeem a gift ticket, please call (866) 712-2286.