Hearst Castle Closed Due To Emergency Road Repairs

Due to significant storms that caused damage to the roadway leading up to the Historic Monument, Hearst Castle is temporarily closed. California State Parks is dedicated to making sure that all measures are taken to ensure visitor safety. We have activated an emergency contract process to expedite the necessary road repairs. The work is expected to take 6 to 9 months. Once completed, Hearst Castle will welcome back visitors. To learn more, please visit our News/Projects page.

Hearst Castle tours and the Visitor Center is currently closed. When we reopen, advanced reservations will be required to visit Hearst Castle and/or the Visitor Center

Over the years many guests have visited Hearst Castle, but we’ll narrow the list down to the more renowned:

Political Leaders

Winston Churchill
Calvin Coolidge
New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker

Journalists, Literary Figures and Other Notables

Irving Cobb
Hedda Hopper
Howard Hughes
Louella Parsons
George Bernard Shaw

Art Experts

Oscar Broneer
Lord Duveen
HRW Smith
William Valentiner

Entertainment Industry

Lew Ayres
Lionel and John Barrymore
Ralph Bellamy
Charlie Chaplin
Gary Cooper
Joan Crawford
Dolores del Rio
Marie Dressler
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Errol Flynn
Clark Gable
Greta Garbo
John Gilbert
Cary Grant
Jean Harlow
Buster Keaton
Carole Lombard
Beatrice Lillie
Harold Lloyd
Harpo Marx
Louis B. Mayer
Joel McCrea
Colleen Moore
David Niven
Mary Pickford
Dick Powell
Hal Roach
Norma Shearer
Barbara Stanwyck
Norma Talmadge
Robert Taylor
Irving Thalberg
Jack Warner