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Sebastopol Area Senior Center Hearst Castle Art & Architecture Tour
February 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Docent led tour of the castle’s most famous art and architecture.
Learn about the buildings, the Gardens and the mythological statues in the Main terrace. Visit both the Neptune and indoor Roman pools and inside Hearst Castle to explore the art. Our expert docent will share her knowledge of what you are viewing as well as the history. All your questions will be answered.
The cost is $10.00 for members or $15.00 for non-members. Scholarships are available; just ask if you need one. All ages are welcome.
February 17, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Register for this event with Sebastopol Area Senior Center https://www.sebastopolseniorcenter.org/virtualdaytrips
Hearst Castle’s history begins in 1865, when George Hearst purchased 40,000 acres of ranchland. After his mother’s death in 1919, William Randolph Hearst inherited thousands of acres around San Simeon, and over time, he purchased more. The spread eventually encompassed about 250,000 acres. With architect Julia Morgan, Hearst conceived a retreat he called La Cuesta Encantada—Spanish for “Enchanted Hill.” By 1947, when Hearst had to leave the remote location because of his fragile health, the estate was still unfinished even though it comprised 165 rooms and 123 acres of gardens, terraces, pools and walkways—all built to Hearst’s specifications and showcasing a legendary art collection.