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2020 Annual Meeting - Hearst Castle

  • Friday, March 27, 2020
  • 09:00
  • Saturday, March 28, 2020
  • 18:00
  • Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA
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  • Friday and Saturday, includes Friday lunch, Saturday lunch and AGM reception.
  • Friday and Saturday, includes Friday lunch, Saturday lunch and AGM reception.
  • AGM Only - Does not include any tours, lunches or AGM reception.
  • Saturday only, includes Saturday lunch and AGM reception.
  • Saturday only, includes Saturday lunch and AGM reception.
  • Contact for registration code.



Please join us as we honor the recent Neptune Pool restoration and visit some of the ongoing conservation efforts throughout this unique historic resource.

The two-day program will commence on Friday March 27th with a park led tour featuring Casa del Sol (the most elaborate of the guest cottages), the dressing-rooms behind the Roman Pool, and the more “modern” Art Deco aesthetic of the North Wing of Casa Grande ( followed by lunch overlooking San Simeon Bay at Hearst Ranch Winery / Sebastian's General Store (right across the highway from Hearst Castle).

Returning to the hilltop, Friday's session will conclude with a private tour identifying several conservation projects. The tour will be led by former Hearst Castle Director, Hoyt Fields, as well as preservation professionals Gray Hulbert and Chris Gray (GBG), who have hands on experience working across the site. Stops on the tour will include statues, facades, ceilings and the Roman Pool.

Saturday March 28th will focus on the recently completed restoration of the Neptune Pool. Attendees will tour the pool with Shelly Dildey (California State Parks), Tom Dufferena (Page & Turnbull), Alan Kren (Rutherford and Chekene) and maintenance staff offering opportunities to visit the rarely seen underside of the pool, learn about the incredible engineering behind the water management systems and get a real understanding of the monumental task of repairing and restoring the pool.

Attendees will also join a private tour of Casa Grande, visiting the underground conservation room and vaults, as well as the celestial suites and William Randolph Hearst's private office and library!

A BBQ lunch at the visitor center will be followed by a classroom-style presentation on the Neptune Pool project, located in the theater lobby. Attendees will learn more about the project, the challenges and the resolutions.

Saturday will conclude with the WCAPT Annual General Meeting and a wine and cheese reception catered by Hearst Ranch Winery on the visitor center back patio (weather permitting) with views of Hearst Castle.

Although we encourage you to attend the full 2-day program, options for tickets are as follows:

A. Full 2-Day program $100 (Friday & Saturday) Non-member price $135 SOLD OUT

B. 1.5-Day program $80 (Friday afternoon & Saturday) Non-member price $115 SOLD OUT

C. 1-Day program $65 (Saturday only) Non-member price $100

Schedule for Friday, March 27th:

0845 - 0915 Registration at the Visitor Center

0920 - 1145 Morning tour

1215 - 1330 Lunch at Sebastian's / Hearst Ranch Winery

1400 - 1415 Registration at the Visitor Center

1430 - 1700 Afternoon tour

Schedule for Saturday, March 28th:

0845 - 0915 Registration at the Visitor Center

0915 - 1145 Morning tour 

1215 - 1345 BBQ Lunch at Visitor Center

1400 - 1600 Neptune Pool Presentation

1600 - 1700 WCAPT AGM (Open to public, free of charge)

1700 - 1800 WCAPT Reception





Persons requiring special accommodations should contact Alan White by phone at 626.656.5084 or by email at

Transportation from the visitor center to the hill top will be provided. Transportation to and from hotel accommodations to the visitor center will be on your own.

Parking is available at the visitor center parking lot for the duration of the scheduled events.

On site sign-in will be just inside the main entrance to the visitor center.

The Cavalier Oceanfront Resort is offering a block of 20 rooms at a reduced rate for the duration of the event - Click here for details.

San Simeon offers a broad range of motels, including the San Simeon Lodge which is just across from the Cavalier - Click here for details.

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