Hearst Castle

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If you wish to travel through time and catch a glimpse of the “gilded age”, then Hearst Castle maybe just what you are looking for. The castle is now a National Historic Landmark located on the central coast of California. It was once the primary home of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst who died in 1951. The site was opened to the public in 1958 and is open for public tours. Despite its out-of-the-way location, it draws millions of visitors every year. The castle was designed by architect Julia Morgan and actually resembles a Spanish cathedral. Hearst formally named the estate “La Cuesta Encantada” (The Enchanted Hill) but was commonly referred to as “the ranch”.



Invitations to Hearst Castle were highly coveted during the 1920’s and 1930’s. The elite political and Hollywood guests had to fly in to Los Angeles and then take a train to San Luis Obispo where…

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