COVID-19 Response

Following guidance from the California Department of Public Health and local public health authorities, we are increasing public access and services in a phased approach at Hearst Castle®/Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument®. Before visiting, please review the COVID-19/FAQ tab on the home page. There you will find information and frequently asked questions regarding your trip to Hearst Castle. Updates about the overall Department of Parks and Recreation response to COVID-19, including safety information, are posted on parks.ca.gov. For more information from the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department click readyslo.org

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

Every year from the end of November through the end of December, Hearst Castle is decked out in holiday splendor.  View the estate as Mr. Hearst’s guests enjoyed it during the 1920s and 1930s during the Christmas season.  From the large outdoor wreaths to towering trees in the large social rooms, you will enjoy this winter wonderland during the month of December.

Hearst Castle staff today proudly carries on the historic tradition of decorating the estate for the holidays, adding beauty to the estate and a special and warm experience for visitors.