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

Whether you’re visiting Hearst Castle or are far away, download the Hearst Castle mobile app on
your iPhone or Android (coming soon to iPad) for exclusive access to images, stories of its rich history, videos, and even music from its heyday. Turn on Explore mode while navigating the outside grounds, and receive information about the magnificent art, architecture and landscaping as you see and walk next to it. Even when not at the Castle, discover more about its glamorous history and famous patrons in the app Library.

Download the Hearst Castle mobile app to:

  • Learn about William Randolph Hearst, Julia Morgan, and other personalities who figure in the Castle’s history
  • Discover the Neptune Pool, private air strip, hidden dressing rooms, and much more
  • Listen to narration and read text by Hearst Castle historian Victoria Kastner
  • View beautiful images by Hearst Castle photographer Victoria Garagliano

Get the most out of your visit to America’s most fascinating castle and download the Hearst Castle mobile app for your iPhone or Android today.