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

The only way to experience the grandeur and wonder of Hearst Castle is to purchase tour tickets. Your tickets for daytime tours also include admission to the Hearst Castle Theater film “Hearst Castle – Building the Dream.” (For the Evening Tours, movie tickets can be purchased separately at a discounted price.)

Tickets may be purchased at the Visitor Center upon arrival depending on availability, but advance tour reservations are strongly recommended. Reserve online now or call Hearst Castle Reservations at 1-800-444-4445.  Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance.

Tour Reservations, Changes and Cancellation Policy

Reservations can be made, changed or cancelled online at ReserveCalifornia.com or by calling 1-800-444-4445. Reserving tickets in advance is strongly recommended.

There is an $8.00 per ticket registration fee to reserve tickets.

Changes to tour date or time can be made in advance for a service fee of $8.00 per ticket.

Cancelled reservations will be assessed a $7.00 cancellation fee.

Ticket Pricing

Tours Adult Children (Ages 5-12)
Grand Rooms Tour $25.00 $12.00
Upstairs Suites Tour $25.00 $12.00
Cottages & Kitchen Tour $25.00 $12.00
Designing the Dream Tour $30.00 $15.00
Art of San Simeon Tour $100.00 $100.00
Hearst & Hollywood Tour $100.00 $100.00
Julia Morgan Tour $100.00 $100.00
Evening Tour $36.00 $18.00
Holiday Twilight Tour $30.00 $15.00
Accessibly Designed Grand Rooms Tour $25.00 $12.00
Accessibly Designed Evening Tour $36.00 $18.00
Accessibly Designed Holiday Twilight Tour $30.00 $15.00

Hearst Castle Tour Hours

Hearst Castle Tour times and hours vary by season, with most scheduled from 9:00am. Last tour times of the day vary.  Hearst Castle is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. To view available times, please check availability online, or call 1-800-444-4445.

If you reserve your tickets in advance, please arrive at least 15-20 minutes before your scheduled tour time to pick up tickets from the Ticket Office at the Visitor Center.

Order online, or Contact the Call Center During the Following Hours:

Dates Monday – Friday Saturday – Sunday
January – December 8AM to 6PM 8AM to 6PM

Reservation Center Numbers

Type Number
Tour Ticket Reservations (within U.S.) 1-800-444-4445
Tour Ticket Reservations (outside U.S.) 1-833-448-7287
Tone Dialing for the Deaf (TDD) 1-800-274-7275
Group Travel Professionals 1-800-401-4775
Group Tours 1-800-401-4775
Cancellation & Refund 1-800-444-4445
School Tours 1-805-927-2067

Distinguished Veteran Pass

Hearst Castle welcomes the Distinguished Veteran Pass for California residents.   The Distinguished Veteran Pass is a lifetime pass and no fee is charged. This pass must be applied for in advance.  To obtain  more information on this pass and to download an application, please visit the California State Parks website.

Group and School Tour Tickets

Whether you’re visiting with a large group, or want to supplement your education curriculum with an on-site experience, Hearst Castle offers group and school tour tickets.
Learn more about Group and School Tour tickets »

Payment Methods

Hearst Castle accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.