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

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.