Scotty's Castle - Death Valley National Park, CA
House TourHistoric Tour
1 hr. 00 min.
Best tour for first-time visitors. Tours are led by a National Park Service interpreter, dressed in period clothing from 1939. He or she will share stories about the heyday of the Castle in the late 30s, the construction in the 1920s and the curious relationship between a wealthy couple from Chicago (Albert and Bessie Johnson) and the con man (Scotty). The house is fully furnished with the Johnsons' original decorations. Some of their clothing even hangs in the closets! A highlight of the program is listening to the Welte Mignon theater organ.
Know Before You Go
Tickets must be picked up 15 minutes in advance at the Scotty's Castle visitor center.
Tour involves walking and standing for 1 hour. There is one modern chair for visitor convenience in almost every room. Leaning against original walls or furniture is not allowed. Tour ascends and descends one flight of stairs. A wheelchair lift may be available for one visitor per tour, but will not fit wide wheelchairs or a combined weight over 400 pounds.
There are no restroom opportunities during the tour. Restrooms are located outside the visitor center. Drinks, snacks, sandwiches, books and souvenirs are available for sale in the visitor center. No food or drink is allowed on the tour.
Scotty's Castle is located in the north end of Death Valley National Park, approximately 1 hour from Stovepipe Wells or Furnace Creek in Death Valley, 1 hour from Beatty, NV, or 3 - 3 1/2 hours from Las Vegas, NV. Tickets must be picked up at the Scotty's Castle visitor center at least 15 minutes before tour time.
Note: Some Tours may be available only from the Tour Park on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the Tour Park.