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

Home to stately Hearst Castle, the unincorporated town of San Simeon sits along one of the most pristine stretches of California Highway 1 and the Pacific Ocean. This village boasts endless natural beauty, outdoor adventures, natural wonders and spectacular Pacific views.

Extend Your Hearst Castle Visit

Turn your day trip to Hearst Castle into an exciting San Simeon vacation. Although small—with a tight-knit population of just under 500 people—San Simeon has a lot to offer. Whether it’s a romantic seaside retreat, a family getaway, or a camping trip on the coast, San Simeon is the perfect place to stay after exploring the Castle.
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Area Attractions

From whale watching and hiking, to biking, surfing, sightseeing and more, San Simeon is home to myriad attractions. Explore some of the most popular things to do in San Simeon, all located just minutes from Hearst Castle.
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