Hearst Castle - San Simeon, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 35° 41.113 W 121° 10.085
10S E 665768 N 3950581
Quick Description: One of the most visited places in the state of California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/23/2016 8:41:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMR0HN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 5

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "Hearst Castle is a National and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California, United States. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951. The California Park Commission voted to approve its inclusion in the California State Park System, which was approved by the California State Legislature in 1954 with a proposed admission charge of $1 per person ($9 adjusted for inflation) and a 50¢ bus ride. However, ironing out the details with the Trustees of the Hearst Estate and the Hearst Corporation took several years. Agreement was finalized in 1957, and it opened in 1958. Since that time it has been maintained within the Hearst San Simeon State Park where the estate, and its considerable collection of art and antiques, is open for public tours. Despite its location far from any urban center, the site attracts "millions of travelers each year".
Location:
750 Hearst Castle Rd San Simeon, CA 93452


Who controls the carillon?: California State Department

Number of bells: 36

Year of construction: 1/1/1936

Structure: Bell Tower

Location web page: [Web Link]

Schedule of regular public performances: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
An original photograph of the carillon is required. One of you and your crew doing your very best imitation of Quasimodo and/or Esmeralda will be most appreciated.
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