Hearst Castle

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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!

Available Teacher Resources

The Building of a Castle

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

Art & Mythology

Connect with Ancient Civilizations at Hearst Castle

Art & Architecture

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

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.

Previous Broadcasts

"How a House is Built" Story-time at Hearst Castle

This STEAM style story takes us through each step in building a house.

Explore Art and Architecture with Hearst Castle

Join Tracy and experience this art museum and historic home.

Programs in Spanish 

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

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!

Hearst Castle Wildlife Chronicles!

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

Parks PE! 

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

Story Time at the Castle 

Gather around for stories read by Lenie! 

Arts and Crafts

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

Learn more about Hearst Castle Supporters!

STEAM Program at Hearst Castle & Hearst Memorial State Beach and Pier

Designed for middle school students from underserved communities, The Foundation at Hearst Castle sponsors this very special two-day virtual tour of both Hearst Castle and the nearby beach and pier. Content aligns with STEAM disciplines and aims to inspire students to think more broadly about their futures. Students receive “STEAM Kits” in advance of the program containing hands-on activities that pair with the live stream experience. Two-days, 45 minutes each (Suitable for grades 6-8). Learn more and apply