Hearst Castle In-Person Field Trip

Explore Hearst Castle!


Come explore this hilltop castle designed by the first licensed female architect in California, Julia Morgan. School groups will enjoy views of the coastline as they take the castle bus up the hillside of Hearst San Simeon, where exotic animals that were brought in by William Randolph Hearst for his zoo in the early 20th century roam free. When they arrive at the castle, they will be split into smaller groups and follow a castle guide to explore the many rooms and treasures that capture the wonders of art, architecture, and history.


Apply for a FREE blended field trip to Hearst Castle!

Hearst Castle is excited to offer blended-access programs through PassPORTS, which offers Title I public schools with a field trip reimbursement grant to experience the park both virtually and in-person!

Fill out the PassPORTS 23-24 interest form to find out if you qualify to receive up to $1000 in reimbursements for your field trip costs! If approved, the K-12 Access Coordinator will reach out to schedule your virtual and in-person programs.

Want to find more PassPORTS Programs? Search the PORTSfinder!