COVID-19 UPDATE (April 5, 2021): Amador County CA is currently in the RED TIER, meaning Preston Castle is able to resume limited historic and paranormal tour events while observing State mandated guidelines and restrictions. Subscribe below to our email updates to receive news of any changes to events and/or tours.

Tours Are Back!

Self-Guided Tours  • Paranormal Tours • Film, Movie, or TV Shoots

2021 Self-Guided Tour Dates Booking Now!

Limited public tour dates are now available.

You are invited to take an interesting and informative historical tour of Preston Castle. These tours allow you to go through the Castle with information provided by posted descriptions.

You will have access to the first floor, second floor and basement and learn about the history of the Preston School of Industry. 

Docents will be available to answer questions and guide participants through the Castle.

Self-guided tours are now available on select dates in April and May, 2021. More dates will be added soon.

New, Covide-19 Related Tour Changes:

 

15-Minute Intervals

Tours will be scheduled at 15 minute intervals starting at 9:30 AM and last ticket sold 1:30 PM.

Participants should allow an hour and a half for tour, which includes screening, history/safety video, access to the museum and tour of the Castle.

Small Group Ticket Sales

Due to Covid-19, participants will be considered a cohort and limited to household/social units, not combining people from different households or social groups.

• Participants will be screened before entering the Castle grounds.

• Participants will report to the docent on the front steps at their tour time.

• Participants will have 15 minutes on the front porch to view a history video.

• Participants will then be admitted to the museum area for 15 minutes to see exhibits and short safety video.

• Once tour begins participants will follow a one way path through the Castle which will take about an hour.

• Groups must stay together.

• Photography is allowed but no tripods.

• Participants will conclude their tour in the gift shop area and once they exit the gift shop they will not be allowed to return to the Castle.

Self-Guided Tours Pricing

Rates listed are per group, not per person.

1 – 2 PEOPLE
$35
3 – 4 PEOPLE
$55
5 – 6 PEOPLE
$75

Self-Guided Tour Dates

Every 15-minutes from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. One group per 15-minute increment.

APRIL 17

MAY 15

APRIL 24

MAY 22

MAY 1

MAY 29

MAY 8

 

Get Started by Clicking “Book” in the image below.

• One person in each group will be responsible for purchasing the group ticket.

• Tickets may only be purchased online – there will be no ticket sales at the gate.

• Tickets are non-refundable unless there is verification of medical necessity to cancel the group.

• All tour participants will be required to wear a mask pulled over the nose and below the chin (even if vaccinated).

Nighttime Paranormal Investigation Tours

Now you can have the opportunity to be in the Castle at night with a small number of other ghost hunters. Our trained paranormal docents will help you with your investigations.

New, Covide-19 Related Tour Changes:

 

3 Groups Per Evening

Tours will be scheduled 6:30 PM and 2:00 AM.

Group A: 6:30 PM - 2:00 AM

Group B: 6:45 PM - 2:00 AM

Group C: 7:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Groups Up to Five

Due to Covid-19, participants will be considered a cohort and limited to household/social units, not combining people from different households or social groups.

• No one under 18 years of age is allowed.

• Participants will be screened before entering the Castle grounds.

Nighttime Paranormal Tours Pricing

Rates listed are per group, not per person.

1 – 5 PEOPLE
$500

Nighttime Paranormal Tour Dates

 

MAY 8 JUNE 26
MAY 22 JULY 10
JUNE 12

Get Started by Clicking “Book” in the image below.

• One person in each group will be responsible for purchasing the group ticket.

• Tickets may only be purchased online – there will be no ticket sales at the gate.

• Tickets are non-refundable unless there is verification of medical necessity to cancel the group.

• All tour participants will be required to wear a mask pulled over the nose and below the chin (even if vaccinated).

Film, Movie, or TV Shoots
The castle could be just the interesting backdrop you need for your next film. If you would like more information, just call or email us. There are hourly and daily rates available depending on the size and scope of your project.

Get In Touch

Location: 900 Palm Dr, Ione, CA 95640

Telephone: (209) 256-3623

Email: info@prestoncastle.org

Preston Castle Foundation