#640:  Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument

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State Hwy 1, San Simeon

Site: 35.685190,-121.168272
Plaque: 35.650439, -121.186176






Plaque is outside of the visitors center. Site is accessible only by paid tour.

From the Guidebook:

Here on the historic Rancho Piedra Blanca, between 1919 and 1947, 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. The Hearst Corporation presented it to the State of California in 1958 as a memorial to William Randolph Hearst, donated in the name of his mother, Phoebe Apperson Hearst.

©2009 David Schmitt