Preston Castle

Tours

PUBLIC TOURS

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PRIVATE TOURS

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FILM, MOVIE, TV SHOOTS

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2021 Self-Guided Tours

All Dates Are Sold Out

Please note all available 2021 public self-guided tour dates are sold out.

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.

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.

• 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 – 3 PEOPLE
$45
4 – 6 PEOPLE
$85
7 – 9 PEOPLE
$115

Self-Guided Tour Dates

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

Our 2021 Public Tour Schedule Is Complete for the year.

Please check back for our 2022 availability.

• 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.

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.

PLANNING:

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

COST:

The fee for private tours is $250.00 minimum for up to 10 people.

PLEASE NOTE:

We are no longer accepting requests for Private Tours in 2021. Private Tours are not available in September, October, or November due to our Haunt events

Please check back to this page for information and opportunities for Private Tours in 2022. 

Private Photo Shoots

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
$150 per hour, 2 hr min., up to 5 people, $30/hr. ea. additional person
12 AM to 6 AM
$200 per hour, 2 hr min., up to 5 people, $40/hr. ea. additional person

Our 2021 Private Photo Shoot Dates Have Been Completely Booked.

Please check back later for our 2022 availability.

 

Nighttime Paranormal Investigation Tours

2021 Paranormal Tours Are Sold Out

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.

Three Groups Per Evening

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

Group A: 6:30 PM - 1:30 AM

Group B: 6:45 PM - 1:45 AM

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

Groups Up to Five Adults

No one under 18 years of age is allowed.

Nighttime Paranormal Tours Pricing

Rates listed are per group, not per person.

1 – 5 PEOPLE
$500

Our 2021 Nighttime Paranormal Investigation Tours Have Been Completely Booked.

Please check back later for our 2022 availability.

 

• 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.

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