Friends of Hearst Castle

Graphic: Logo for Friends of Hearst Castle - A California State Parks Cooperating Association
Friends of Hearst Castle (FHC) is a nonprofit community-based organization affiliated with Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument(TM), popularly known as Hearst Castle®.

Through memberships and fund raising, FHC supports the Castle’s ongoing efforts to improve visitor services and maintain the quality of educational and interpretive programs. Some recent accomplishments include restoring the night lighting for the evening tours, providing period clothing for the Living History Docents and fulfilling the dreams of children through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Your membership will help us to develop future projects such as funding for the expansion of the already popular evening tours, special free exhibits and support for the restoration of the historic garden greenhouses.

FHC is an official cooperating association with California State Parks. For more information or to join, visit the Friends of Hearst Castle website.


Friends of Hearst Castle
700 Hearst Castle Rd.
San Simeon, California 93452
TEL 805-927-2138 / FAX 805-927-2183

California State Parks has a valuable relationship with more than 80 cooperating associations authorized pursuant to Public Resources Code 513. These non-profit charitable organizations are dedicated to enhancing the educational and interpretive programs in California State Parks. Associations are related to, but independent of the state parks they serve.

Many associations have websites. California State Parks encourages you to visit these websites, however does not guarantee the content, timeliness or accuracy of the materials on these sites.