Hearst Castle at Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument

Explore – Hearst Castle

Perched 1600 feet above the Pacific Ocean, Hearst Castle stands as an architectural marvel. From 1920 to 1948, California’s first licensed woman architect, Julia Morgan built La Cuesta Encantada (The Enchanted Hill) for media mogul William Randolph Hearst.

We offer a variety of ways to connect the story of Hearst Castle and it’s art collection with your students and curriculum.

Whether you are incorporating STEAM disciplines, studying ancient civilizations, learning about California history, or exploring the world of art and architecture, virtual tours at Hearst Castle will educate, entertain, and engage your students.

Keep reading to discover our On-Demand programs and K-12 educational resources from Hearst Castle!

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Hearst Castle In-Person Field Trip

Explore fieldtrip offerings!

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Hearst Castle Wildlife Chronicles!

Discover the diversity of animals on the Enchanted Hill. Did someone say zebras?

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Story Time at the Castle

Gather around for stories read by Lenie!

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Programs in Spanish

Descubre la arquitecta Julia Morgan y la construccion de Hearst Castle.

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Career Day

Meet the people who care for the Castle. Listen to their stories and learn how they help to protect & preserve this historic treasure!

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Parks PE!

Move, breathe, and be inspired with these invigorating and fun exercise programs with Laura.

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Arts and Crafts

Explore ancient artifacts and stone mosaics. Then make your own construction paper mosiac!

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Exploring Hearst Castle Art & Architecture

Join California State Parks Interpreter Tracy and explore Hearst Castle through the lens of art and architecture. Travel through periods of time looking at various...

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STEAM Learning at Hearst Castle

Join California State Parks Interpreter Tracy at Hearst Castle to learn more about the art and architecture of this historic site. This program is focused...

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Art & Architecture Padlet

Discover Hearst Castle’s architecture & art collection through these activities

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Hearst Castle Historians

Explore this Primary Source Storymap to discover the materials we use to study Hearst Castle. Activity Included: Create your own oral history.

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The Foundation at Hearst Castle

STEAM Program at Hearst Castle & Hearst Memorial State Beach and Pier Designed for middle school students from underserved communities, The Foundation at Hearst Castle...

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The Building of a Castle – Hearst Learning Lab

Explore the Smithsonian Learning Lab Hearst Castle Architect Julia Morgan and STEAM

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Art & Mythology Padlet

Connect with Ancient Civilizations at Hearst Castle