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Lost revenue due to Hearst Castle closure estimated at over $800k so far

Posted at 12:03 PM, Apr 03, 2020

More than $800,000 has been lost so far in revenue at Hearst Castle since its closure nearly three weeks ago, according to State Parks.

State Parks announced last month it would be suspending all tours until further notice at the castle in San Simeon as of March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

State parks says the $844,000 loss in revenue so far is an estimate based on lost ticket sales for tours and some concessionaire revenue for the castle.

State Parks employees are still working at Hearst Castle and throughout the district.

It’s unknown when the castle will re-open, but officials say they are working closely with department headquarters and the governor’s office.
Related: California State Parks to suspend tours at Hearst Castle