About Friends of Hearst Castle

Our Mission
Friends of Hearst Castle, a nonprofit cooperating association, supports preservation and interpretation of Hearst Castle, including its art, artifacts, architecture and grounds through membership, education, outreach and special events; enhancing understanding and appreciation, and thereby enriching the visitor experience.

Established in 1985, Friends of Hearst Castle (FHC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cooperating association affiliated with Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument®, and the San Luis Obispo Coast District of California State Parks. Through membership and fundraising, FHC provides  funds for educational, interpretive, and artifact conservation programs and supports the District's ongoing efforts to improve visitor services. Friends' support helps to increase public access to, and appreciation of, this unique historical and cultural resource.


The Living History program and historic props, both sponsored by FHC, enrich the experience of Hearst Castle Visitors

Artifact conservation is a major part of FHC's funding program, helping to preserve the Castle for generations to come.

FHC supports children's educational programs at the Castle as well as San Simeon State Park

Find out how you can help by Joining Friends of Hearst Castle



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Copyright Notice: All photos are Copyright ©Hearst Castle®/California State Parks


"Hearst Castle", "Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument",
"La Cuesta Encantada", and "The Enchanted Hill"
are registered trademarks of Hearst Castle®/California State Parks.
©2001 - 2017 California State Parks, All rights reserved.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Elegant Evening
November 13, 2016
Special Events Archive

MEMBERSHIP
Join Friends

VISITOR INFO
Lodging, Dining
& Wine Tasting

ARTIFACT CONSERVATION
Morning Room
Billiard Room
Ceiling Project
Historic Garden Restoration
Drawings Preservation
Other Conservation Projects

INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
Living History
Props on Tour

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Plein Air Invitational
School Tours
Children's Treasure Hunt
ArtReach Program

FRIENDS NEWS
Press Releases

RESOURCES
Recommended Reading
Uncovering a Treasure