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. 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 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.
|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|
|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 , 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 , 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
|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|
|Cancellation & Refund||1-800-444-4445|
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 .
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 »
Hearst Castle accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.