Frequently Asked Questions
Can I tour of the castle?
Yes. Guided tours of
Facts About the Castle
When was the castle built?
The castle was built between 1890 and 1894. Visit
What is the size of the castle?
The total square footage of the castle is approximately 50,000 square feet which includes the basement and four floors as well as a three story annex.
Who owns the
The Preston Castle and surrounding property, just under 13 acres, is owned by the Preston Castle Foundation (PCF). The Preston Castle site was deeded over to the PCF by the State of California on November 7, 2014.
When was the castle used as a correctional institute for minors?
Wards attended the Preston School of Industry at
Is the castle a historic landmark?
Why should the castle be restored?
Being well over 120 years old, the
How much will the repairs of the
A structural analysis of the castle is underway to determine the full extent of the repairs necessary to restore and preserve the Preston Castle. The full cost is unknown at this time.
What are the future plans for use of the
Because the building is so large, the castle will probably be a multi-purpose building. Possible uses might include be a
The Preston Castle Foundation
What is the
The Preston Castle Foundation is made of a Board of Directors and members. For more information on the Board of Directors, visit Meet the Board.
What is the mission of the
The mission and purpose of the Preston Castle Foundation is to preserve, rehabilitate, and utilize the historic Preston Castle site.
What are the goals of the
The Preston Castle Foundation’s goals:
• Securing adequate funding through various sources to preserve and rehabilitate the Castle.
• Creating on-going awareness, recognition and support of the preservation and rehabilitation projects and the Preston Castle Foundation through planned events and public relations activities.
Supporting the Castle
How do I become a member of the
To become a member of the Preston Castle Foundation, visit Membership. Your membership donation is tax deductible.
What type of support does the
There are several ways you can help support the Preston Castle Foundation's mission of restoring this important piece of Californian culture. Aside from becoming a member, the Foundation is thankful for the many generous donations of funds, physical labor, skills and equipment contributions. Learn more about donations or volunteering online.
If you know of a way in which you or someone you know could help the Foundation, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (209) 256-3623. Your donations are tax deductible.