Purchase tour tickets to see Hearst Castle, shop for souvenirs, grab a bite to eat, and then see the original Hearst Castle movie, ”Hearst Castle – Building the Dream,” before your narrated bus ride guides you up to tour The Enchanted Hill that Hearst Castle sits atop—also known as “La Cuesta Encantada.”
Purchase Hearst Castle Tour Tickets
Purchasing tickets in advance is always strongly recommended. However, you can also purchase tour tickets—which are required in order to visit the Castle—at the Visitor Center when you arrive.
Restaurants, Refreshments and Snacks
From healthy snacks to indulgent treats, casual dining to on-the-go fare, enjoy a wide variety of options at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center.
Gift Shop Souvenirs and Mementos
Bring home a t-shirt, personalized souvenir mug and meticulously authenticated reproductions of actual Hearst Castle art pieces for friends and family back home.
Hearst Castle Theater Experience
Watch the original movie “Hearst Castle, Building the Dream” on a gigantic five-story screen. Tickets for the movie can be purchased separately, but ther are also included with the purchase of a daytime tour.
William Randolph Hearst Exhibit
Free to the public as a service of Hearst Castle San Simeon State Historical Monument, the William Randolph Hearst exhibit will provide an insightful look into the Castle, its architect Julia Morgan and its owner W.R. Hearst—all through family histories, vintage photographs and historical documents.
Bus Ride to Hearst Castle
When your scheduled tour time arrives, head to the boarding area located in the center of the Visitor Center to begin your scenic 5-mile bus ride up to Hearst Castle.