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Hearst Castle is open daily for tours throughout the year except on 3 days: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Four distinct guided daytime tours are available, each several times a day. There are also evening tours in the spring and summer times.
Hearst Castle is located near San Simeon, CA in the Santa Lucia Mountains of San Luis Obispo County. The estate consists of 165 rooms and 127 acres of gardens, terraces, pools and walkways along with an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean and the hills and valleys of the Santa Lucias.
Over nearly three decades, William Randolph Hearst's ranch evolved into Hearst Castle, one of the most magnificent private estates in America, the setting for legendary parties during the Golden Age of Hollywood. A tour of Hearst Castle today makes it easy to imagine the social lives of prominent people in pre-war America, a view we normally can only see in the movies.
Hearst Castle is a State Historical Monument and one of the most popular visitor destinations in California. It rests on a beautiful mountain above San Simeon, California, which is the nearest town to The Enchanted Hill. It was through San Simeon that the materials to build Hearst Castle were transported almost 1,600 feet up the mountain to the site of the estate.
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