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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

Travel the World Through the Art Collection at Hearst Castle on this Interactive Map

Discover Ancient Civilizations at Hearst Castle

How do we know so much about Hearst Castle? Explore this Primary Source Storymap to find out!

The Building of a Castle

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

Heast Castle on YouTube

Learn more about Hearst Castle and the surrounding area from the beaches of Morro Bay to the elephant seals of San Simeon.

Explore Hearst Castle and the Central Coast of California! Topics include nature journaling, arts and crafts, exercise, and so much more. These videos are sure to engage and entertain!

Previous Broadcasts

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

Explore Art and Architecture with Hearst Castle

Program in Spanish!

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

An Intro to PORTS Programs at Hearst Castle!

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.