Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument

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Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument


Location:On Highway 1, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Facilities:Historic structures/museums, visitor center, exhibits, gift shops, food service, picnic area, restrooms (é).
Activities:Guided tours.
Special Features:The famous "Castle" was designed by noted architect Julia Morgan and built by William Rudolph Hearst between 1919 and 1947. It includes a 115-room main house, guest houses, theater, tennis courts, pools, and 127 acres of gardens, terraces, and walkways. It remains as Hearst left it, furnished with fabulous antiquities and artwork. More than a million visitors a year tour Hearst Castle®.
Address:750 Hearst Castle Rd
San Simeon, CA 93452

Phone:805-927-2020
Phone: 800-444-4445;
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=591
Size: 209 acres.

See other parks in California.
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Ice skating, holiday parades, tree lighting celebrations, Hearst Castle and more offer fun for the entire family
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The landmark building -- it was designed by Julia Morgan, later the architect of Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif.
For some movie buffs, showing Orson Welles' acclaimed film ''Citizen Kane'' at Hearst Castle is like having a screening of ''Star Wars'' on the Death Star.
These were Hearst Castle at San Simeon on the California coast; St Donat's Castle in Wales (both on around 250,000-acre estates); a five-storey apartment in Manhattan; a Bavarian-inspired village at Wyntoon in northern California; a Federal-style beach house in Los Angeles, which he built for his long-term companion, the actress Marion Davies; and Beacon Towers at Sands Point on Long Island, which he bought for his wife, Millicent Hearst.
September might just be the sweetest month of all in Cambria, a village of 6,500 souls 6 miles from Hearst Castle and worlds away from Los Angeles or San Francisco, each about 230 miles distant.
Also shortlisted is a painting of Hearst Castle in California, by CCAD student Connor Shields.
The latest music video by Gaga was shot at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California and took six days to complete, Hollywood Life is reporting.
She is perhaps best known as the architect of Hearst Castle for tycoon William Randolph Hearst.
So I decided to go up to Hearst Castle in Northern California, which is beautiful.
Hearst has spent the last 10 years living it down, and asserts that the figure was inflated, based on dresses she liked but didn't actually buy and vacations she didn't actually pay for, an assertion that has some merit given her mother's home in the Hamptons and regular trips to Hearst Castle in California.
London, Jan 24 ( ANI ): The seven-decade long feud between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over the movie 'Citizen Kane' seems to be ending as the newspaper baron's family has consented to show the film at Hearst Castle.