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Membership Benefits

All annual membership packages include priority invitations and special pricing to Friends of Hearst Castle events, a 10% gift shop discount (where supported, sale items excluded), and the Friends of Hearst Castle newsletter.

Gift Memberships

Gift Memberships in Friends of Hearst Castle are now available! Simply choose the desired membership category, then specify “Gift Membership” from the drop down menu on the Payment screen. Don’t forget to add your personalized note which will be included with your gift!

Your FHC membership supports educational, interpretive and artifact conservation projects at the Castle and helps preserve this extraordinary cultural resource for future generations.

Major Gifts

Benefactor – $20,000

  • 8 tickets to Annual FHC Event • Recognition on Donor Wall
  • Invitation for 6 to private VIP Event
  • Museum Director’s tour
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Founders’ Circle – $15,000

  • 4 tickets to Annual FHC Event
  • Recognition on Donor Wall
  • Invitation for 4 to private VIP Event
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Museum Supporter – $10,000

  • 2 tickets to Annual FHC Event
  • Recognition on Donor Wall
  • Invitation for 2 to private VIP Event
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Individual Memberships

Sponsor – $5,000/year

  • Private tour for ten with Museum Director
  • Credit $1,000 toward an FHC event
  • Recognition on Donor Wall
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Patron – $2,500/year

  • Private Hearst Castle tour for eight
  • $700 Credit toward an FHC event
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Friend – $1,000/year

  • Private Hearst Castle tour for six
  • $300 Credit toward an FHC event
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Memberships at Friend level and above include:

  • Optional website directory listing
  • Invitation to a special event
Family – $500/year

  • Eight tickets for the Castle tour (your choice of Grand Rooms, Cottages & Kitchens, or Upstairs Suites tour) and the movie “Hearst Castle: Building the Dream”
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Individual – $125/year

  • Four tickets for the Castle tour (your choice of Grand Rooms, Cottages & Kitchens, or Upstairs Suites tour) and the movie “Hearst Castle: Building the Dream”
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Senior – $75/year

  • Two Grand Rooms Tour tickets and the movie “Hearst Castle: Building the Dream”
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Student – $35/year

  • One Grand Rooms Tour ticket and the movie “Hearst Castle: Building the Dream”
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Business Membership

Corporate – $750/year

  • Ten “Grand Rooms” tour tickets, with movie “Hearst Castle: Building the Dream”
  • By invitation, Annual Corporate Tour
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Note: declining some or all of the benefits associated with the above memberships may increase your tax deductible donation.