Preston Castle

Tours

PARANORMAL PUBLIC TOURS FOR 2022 ARE SOLD OUT!

PUBLIC TOURS

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FILM, MOVIE, TV SHOOTS

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Self-Guided Tours

2022 Dates Are Available now!

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.

10-Minute Intervals

Public Self-Guided Tours will be available the first and third Saturdays of each month April through August.

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.

New 2:30 PM Tour Option Added for All Remaining Public Tour Dates!

Just added! New Public Guided Tours time slot now available.

  • 2:30 PM on remaining public tour dates: July 2, July 16, Aug 8, & Aug 20.
  • Special rate: $25/per person.
  • Maximum group size of 16 people.

June 4th & 5th Special Dates

There will be tours on both Saturday and Sunday, June 4th and 5th, as part of the Spring Craft Fair and will be a tour of the 1st and 2nd floors only.

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

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

• Groups will need to 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

$17.50 per person.

Self-Guided Tour Dates

One group of up to 12 guests every 10-minutes from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

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APRIL 2022

2ND - SOLD OUT
16TH - SOLD OUT

May 2022

7TH - SOLD OUT
21ST

JUNE 2022

4TH - SPRING CRAFT FAIR SPECIAL PRICING
18TH

JULY 2022

2ND
16TH

AUGUST 2022

6TH
20TH

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2:30 PM Tours May 21st and June 18th.

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

• Tickets are non-refundable!

Private Tours

Make the castle the destination for your next group activity. Large families, Red Hatters, car clubs, etc. have enjoyed great days at the castle.

Self-guided private tour includes history/safety video and following a prescribed route through the Castle with informational placards along the way.  Length of tour 60-90 minutes.

Private tours are limited to March 1 – Aug 21, 2022, excluding the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Please request an appropriate date in this time frame.

PLANNING:

Typical private tours take 1.5 to 2 hours, but can be adjusted to fit your schedule.

Private, guided tours are capped at 45 people.*

COST:

The fee for private tours is $300.00 minimum for up to 10 people. $30 for each additional person.

*Groups larger than 45 have a self-guided tour option at $25 per person with $1,125 minimum.

Minimum cost for tour is non-refundable and must be received to hold date and time.

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Once a date and time are agreed upon you will be instructed on how to make payment to reserve your date and time. All private tours require prepayment.

Private Photo Shoots

Now Booking for 2022

You may want to take the opportunity to book the Castle for a private photo shoot.
This allows photographers to roam the Castle in the non-restricted areas at their own pace.
Once a date and time are agreed upon you will be given instructions on how to make a payment to reserve your date and time.
There are some restrictions:
  1. All monies shall be paid in full prior to the start of the event.
  2. Both the interior and grounds are non-smoking/non e-cig sites.
  3. No candles or open flames of any kind may be used.
  4. No artificial smoke or mist that would trigger the fire alarm system.
  5. No modifications (nails, staples, etc.) shall be made to the structure or its contents. Items both inside and outside the Castle cannot be moved without the permission of a PCF representative.
  6. It is understood there is limited electricity in the main building and no bathroom facilities (port-a-potty is provided).
  7. Only low heat LED lighting (or similar equipment) may be used inside the Castle.
  8. All participants are restricted to the areas of the Castle deemed safe and agree not to cross any barricades/barriers.
  9. There is no nudity in or around the Castle or grounds.
  10. A PCF representative will be onsite to answer any questions and resolve any issues during the time of usage.

Private Photo Shoot Rates:

6 AM to 6 PM
$125 per hour, 2 hr min., up to 5 people, $25/hr. ea. additional person
6 PM to 12 AM
$175 per hour, 2 hr min., up to 5 people, $35/hr. ea. additional person
12 AM to 6 AM
$225 per hour, 2 hr min., up to 5 people, $45/hr. ea. additional person

“Person” includes all involved, including models, hair/make up, wardrobe, lighting etc.

A $300-$1000 refundable damage/overtime deposit is required, depending on size and scope of project.

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Nighttime Paranormal Investigation Tours

Public and Private Tours

Paranormal Public Tours Are Sold Out For 2022.

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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.

For Public Paranormal Tours, areas available for you to investigate include the grounds inside the fence and around the Castle, the Visitor Center, the garages, the Castle’s basement, and both 1st and 2nd floors.

Hours: 7:00 PM - 2:00 AM

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Minimum age to participate is 18 years.

2022 Nighttime Paranormal Tour Dates

 

PUBLIC Tour Dates

April 9th - SOLD OUT
May 7th - SOLD OUT
May 21st - JUST ADDED!
June 25th - SOLD OUT
July 9th - SOLD OUT
August 13th - SOLD OUT

Private Tour Dates

March 26th - SOLD OUT
April 16th - SOLD OUT
May 21st - SOLD OUT
June 18th - SOLD OUT
July 23rd - SOLD OUT
August 20th - SOLD OUT

Pricing:

Public Nighttime Paranormal Tours:

$125 Per Person. Limited to 15 People Per Date.

Private Nighttime Paranormal Tours:

$1250 minimum for up to 10 people with $125 per person for each additional person up to 15 total.

A non-refundable deposit of $625 is required to hold date and time. Remainder of cost is due not later than 14 days before the tour date.

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Please note ticket price does not include Fare Harbor booking fee.

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For PUBLIC Paranormal Tours, click the image with “Book” below.

For PRIVATE Paranormal Tours, complete the form below.

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

• Tickets are non-refundable.

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.

Preston Castle Foundation

Get In Touch

Location: 900 Palm Dr, Ione, CA 95640

Telephone: (209) 256-3623

Email: info@prestoncastle.org

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