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Self-Guided Tours

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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.

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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.

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

  • 2:30 PM on remaining public tour dates: August 20 ONLY DATE NOW AVAILABLE!
  • Special rate: $25/per person.
  • Maximum group size of 16 people.

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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.

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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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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.

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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Private Photo Shoots

Booking for 2023 Will Begin in Spring

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.
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Nighttime Paranormal Investigation Tours

Public and Private Tours

Paranormal Tours for December 2022 Are Sold Out

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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.

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Pricing:

Public Nighttime Paranormal Tours:

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

Private Nighttime Paranormal Tours:

$1,250 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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• 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.

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Location: 900 Palm Dr, Ione, CA 95640

Telephone: (209) 256-3623

Email: info@prestoncastle.org

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