photo courtesy of Sierra Springs Photography
You are invited for a tour of the castle from 10 am - 1 pm on the first, second, and third Saturdays, and select Thursdays, April 5 thru September 6. Check below for dates we are open. No reservations are required—don't forget your camera!
At this point in time, we are not allowed to take guests inside the Castle. We will be conducting informative historical tours around the outside, including the Farm Museum, on most Saturdays. Outside tours will be only $5. Check back here for when we can resume inside tours.
Make the castle the destination for your next group activity. Large families, Red Hatters, car clubs, and many school groups have enjoyed great days at the castle. Typical private tours take a little over one hour.
Complete the interest form that will be sent to our tour coordinator. Once a date and time are agreed upon return to this page and make the prepayment for the tour. All private tours require prepayment. If you have additional questions call or email us.
Our special group tours are for groups interested in spending longer times in the castle with freedom to roam in the non-restricted areas. The castle is a great place to host a photography class or lead a ghost hunting group.
Public Overnight Tour Dates for 2014:
If you have further questions please contact the overnight tour coordinator, Sally.
Experiences at the castle have included EVP, humming, whispers, touching, channeling, and seeing and recording orbs and apparitions. There have been no harmful events and no one has been hurt during these overnight events.
Numerous Paranormal research groups have investigated this location and report that it is one of the most active sites they have had the pleasure to experience. You will also have the chance to learn paranormal investigation techniques if you wish to do so.
Every person venturing through the castle will have a docent with them to insure their safety throughout the evening.
LEGALITIES - Registration can be made for anyone 18 or over. Registration is made on a "first come, first served" basis. If more than 15 people sign up for one of the scheduled dates, they will be contacted and rescheduled to another date. No children allowed in the castle. Registering for the overnight stays at the Preston Castle holds the Docents, Preston Castle, the Preston Castle Foundation and the City of Ione without liability. Every attendee waives all liability and holds harmless from the above mentioned event, the group, venues and buildings and understands that they must provide their own transportation and items necessary to participate. Registering for the event gives the understanding that you have read and accept this disclaimer and accept the conditions listed above and have done so under your own power and without duress. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
The castle could be just the interesting backdrop you need for your next film or photo shoot. If you would like more information, just call or email us. Usage fees begin at $1,000 per day.