Foundation at Hearst Castle

Our History & Mission

For almost 35 years, The Foundation at Hearst Castle (formerly Friends of Hearst Castle) has supported the conservation and restoration of “La Cuesta Encantada” through membership opportunities and special events, always aiming to inspire and empower future generations of visionaries.

A Museum Like No Other

The estate popularly known as Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark and California Historical Landmark located on the Central Coast of California, about 250 miles north of Los Angeles.

It was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 as a residence for William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951.

Hearst Corporation deeded the estate to California in January 1958 and Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument® opened to the public that summer. The Castle serves as the key economic engine of the Central California Coast. Since then, the estate, and its considerable collection of art and antiques, has been open for public tours.

Despite its location far from any urban center, the Castle welcomes around 700,000 visitors annually, making it a top tourist destination in California.

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700 Hearst Castle Rd.
San Simeon, CA 93428 

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