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.

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The next day, it was back on the road headed for Santa Barbara via a stop-off at stunning Hearst Castle in San Simeon, which was once the coastal ranch playground for newspaper magnate William Hearst.
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He has decorated the property with statues brought north from his famous Hearst Castle in San Simeon and with life-size paintings of Davies.
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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.
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There is also a 170-seat screening room with art-deco figures in deep blue and gold (one worker described it as "Hearst style," a reference to Hearst Castle in San Simeon) and twinkling stars of Southern Hemisphere on the ceiling.