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

No visit to Hearst Castle would be complete without a stop at the gift shops located in the Visitor Center. Find souvenirs, reproductions, and even premium-quality fare from the ranches that surround La Cuesta Encantada.

Castle Collection Gift Shop

End your Hearst Castle Vacation with a stop at the Hearst Castle Gift Shop. Here, you’ll find an unparalleled collection of books and tapes about Hearst Castle, plus a variety of gifts and vacation mementos—like t-shirts, posters, glassware, mugs, collectible spoons, charms and other souvenir-related items—to remind you of your trip to California’s Central Coast. Special Hearst Castle videos are also available, so you can relive your tour again and again.

Assembly Collection Museum Shop

Leave Hearst Castle with a new understanding of an era gone by, and take a small piece of the Hearst Castle magic home with you. At the Assembly Collection shop, you’ll find meticulously authenticated reproductions of actual Hearst Castle architectural details, art pieces and historic furnishings.

In addition, income derived from Assembly Collection sales helps The Hearst Castle Preservation Foundation fulfill its mission to preserve and restore Hearst Castle and educate the public about its architectural, historical, and artistic significance.

Hearst Ranch Beef

Experience a different side of Hearst Castle, with a visit to the the Hearst Ranch Beef kiosk in the middle of the Visitor Center. An operation that began when George Hearst acquired ranch land in San Simeon and started one of the finest stock yards in the state. Purchase grass-fed beef and lamb, beef jerky, premium pork roasts and more—all raised around the Castle or in nearby Cholame, California.

And remember, you don’t have to take a tour of Hearst Castle to browse through the gift shops. Just step inside the Hearst Castle Visitor Center to start shopping.