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Hearst Castle Hollywood Tour
Hearst Castle Hollywood Tour

Fri, Oct 06


Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle Hollywood Tour

Join the Couture Pattern Museum on an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime journey to the iconic Hearst Castle with a private Hollywood tour.

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Time & Location

Oct 06, 2023, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Hearst Castle, 750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452, USA

About the event

Exclusive Hollywood Tour of Hearst Castle in Honor of Charles James

Event Details: Immerse yourself in the opulence of Hearst Castle as the Couture Pattern Museum presents an exclusive four-hour private Hollywood tour. With a maximum of six people, this truly exclusive experience offers a unique opportunity to explore the captivating Hearst Castle from the perspective of a Hollywood starlet. 

We are hosting this tour to celebrate the remarkable relationship between Hearst Publications, master couturier Charles James, and Mrs. Randolph Hearst Jr., an influential figure in the world of fashion. During his career, Charles James published only three sewing patterns exclusively through Hearst Publications due to his special connection with Mrs. Randolph Hearst Jr. No other company had the privilege of releasing a Charles James pattern, making the collection at the Couture Pattern Museum exceptionally rare, unique, and an important part of fashion history.

As the Couture Pattern Museum was birthed in Central California, we take pride in celebrating the rich history of the region and establishing connections between its past and our future fashion and culture exhibition. This tour offers a captivating journey that intertwines Central California's heritage with the extraordinary legacy of Hearst Publications and the artistic genius of Charles James.

Join us on this extraordinary tour which will set the context for our future exhibition, as we pay homage to the captivating relationship between Hearst Publications, Charles James, and Mrs. Randolph Hearst Jr. Experience the enchantment of Hearst Castle and embark on a voyage that seamlessly weaves together the legacy of Central California and the Couture Pattern Museum.

Event Details:

  • What: Exclusive Tour of Hearst Castle in Honor of Charles James
  • Where: Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California
  • Date: October 6, 2023 (Friday)
  • Cost: $195 per person

About the Tour: Join us on a journey and experience the glamour and allure of Hollywood's golden era. Hearst Castle, once a haven for stars such as Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, and Greta Garbo, will serve as our backdrop. Led by a knowledgeable guide, we will explore the rich history of William Randolph Hearst, Marion Davies, and the legendary ambiance that surrounds Hearst Castle.

Please Note:

  • The tour involves approximately 750+ steps, both up and down. Participants with mobility concerns should consider this before joining. Comfortable shoes are recommended, as there will be standing involved.
  • No food is served during the tour, but you are allowed to bring bottled water. We suggest bringing your own water, as the weather can be unpredictable, being 5 miles from the ocean.
  • The event date is set for October 6, and please note that refunds cannot be issued for last minute cancelations.

Important Notice: Minimum threshold

  • Please be aware that we require a minimum of six participants to sign up for this event to proceed with the private tour. This requirement is necessary to cover the cost of our dedicated tour guide and ensure the optimal experience for all attendees.
  • In the event that we do not reach the minimum required number of participants, we reserve the right to cancel the event. If the event is canceled due to insufficient sign-ups, we will promptly refund your ticket purchases in full.
  • We kindly request your understanding regarding this policy, as it allows us to maintain the high quality and exclusivity of the private tour experience. We encourage you to invite friends, family, or fellow enthusiasts to join and help us meet the minimum participant threshold.
  • Rest assured that we will make every effort to ensure the event proceeds as planned, and we appreciate your support in making this exclusive tour possible.

Transportation and Dining: 

  • Please arrange your own transportation to Hearst Castle, as we are unable to provide transportation due to liability reasons. 
  • Please allocate approximately three hours of travel time from Santa Barbara. Carpooling or other means of transportation can be utilized. 
  • If you wish to dine before the tour, Sebastian's, the nearest restaurant, opens at 11:00 am. We recommend arriving by 10:45 am to enjoy a meal before the tour begins. As the tour is four hours long, please note that Sebastian's closes at 4:00 pm, and dining there afterward will not be possible. Alternatively, there are other dining options available in San Simeon and Cambria. 
  • If you plan to stay overnight, we recommend the Cambria Pines Lodge as a preferred accommodation option.

Join us for this exclusive tour as we step back in time and embrace the allure of the old Hollywood elite right here on the Central Coast. Experience the fascinating connection between Hearst publications, Charles James, and Mrs. Randolph Hearst Jr. with us, and indulge in a weekend getaway reminiscent of Hollywood's golden era.


  • Private Hearst Castle Tour

    Intimate, six-person tour of the Hearst Castle with the Couture Pattern Museum. You will skip the bus and drive to the castle!

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