#0640 Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument


#0640 Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument

Site information:

Visitor Center on State Hwy 1, San Simeon.  Site is in the hills.

Site is accessible only by paid tour.


Plaque information:

State plaque is outside of the visitors center.

35.650439, -121.186176

Plaque text:

Hearst San Simeon State Hisorical Monument

Here, on the historic Piedra Blanca Rancho, William Randolph Hearst created La Cuesta Encantada (The Enchanted Hill), including La Casa Grande and adjacent buildings. With their rare art treasures and beautiful gardens, 1919-1947.

Presented to the State of California in 1958 by the Hearst Corporation as a memorial to William Randolph Hearst, and donated in the name of his mother, Phoebe Apperson Hearst.

Plaque placed by the by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the citizens of San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties, June 2, 1958.

Registered 4/28/1958