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Old San Simeon

Old San Simeon Review

Turn west from Highway 1 across from the Hearst Castle entrance to see Old San Simeon, an 1850s whaling village that morphed into an outpost for Hearst employees. There's a one-room schoolhouse and Spanish-style buildings; don't miss Sebastian's General Store in an 1852 building. Now a state historic landmark, Sebastian's houses a store, a wine-tasting room, and a café that serves excellent sandwiches and salads.

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  • Address: West of Hwy. 1, across from Hearst Castle entrance, San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Location: San Simeon
Updated: 03-14-2013

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