Hearst Castle Night Visit 12/18/2008
We selected an evening tour, offered during the Christmas holiday season. There are docents in period costumes (1930s) who are encountered during tours, adding a special touch to the visit.
The evening tour (tour 5) "allows visitors to experience the Castle at night as one of Mr. Hearst’s own visitors may have. Volunteers from the Living History Program bring the castle to life as you view highlights featured in Tours One, Two, and Four. This tour also allows guests to participate in a newsreel shown that takes place in the theater; taking visitors back to the golden years of the 1930’s. The evening tours are available in the spring and fall only. The evening tour will last approximately two hours and 10 minutes including the bus ride to and from the castle. Visitors should keep in mind that the evening tour contains a large amount of stairs."
Info at http://www.hearst-castle.org/