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

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.