About Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument in San Simeon, California
On a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Lucia Mountains five miles inland and 1,600 feet above San Simeon Bay, is the magnificent Hearst Castle which is now part of Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument. For nearly 25 years from 1922 until 1947 craftsmen labored to create an estate of 165 rooms and 127 acres of gardens and pools. Integrating decorative elements primarily from southern Europe, an impressive collection of Spanish and Italian antiques and art graced elegant rooms that can be seen today in tours available through California State Parks.
Its name is La Cuesta Encantada, the Enchanted Hill, but is better known as Hearst Castle. It was once the home of newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. Today it is a State Historical Monument and largest revenue generator of all parks attractions, according to recent reports.
Tour reservations are highly recommended as tours book up daily. Tour reservations may be made online through the castle website. There are many tours to choose from so if you visit again there is always more to see. Learn more about Hearst Castle here including how to get your reservations.
- 750 Hearst Castle Rd
San Simeon, CA 93452
- (800) 444-4445
- Visit website
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