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Scotty's Castle - Death Valley National Park, CA

part ofDeath Valley National Park, National Park Service


From May 19 through August 20, 2015, Scotty's Castle tours and grounds will only be open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Before and after those dates, house tours and grounds will be open daily.


Hidden in the green oasis of Grapevine Canyon in far northern Death Valley, Scotty's Castle is a window into the life and times of the Roaring 20's and subsequent financial depression of the 30's. A beautiful Spanish-style house, the Castle was an engineer's dream home, a wealthy matron's vacation home and a man-of-mystery's hideout and getaway.

Walter Scott, "Death Valley Scotty," convinced everyone that he had built the Castle with money from secret mines in the area. Albert Johnson actually built the house as a vacation getaway for himself and his wife, Bessie.

Scotty's Castle: the fantasy house and Scotty's Castle: the story, are available every day through three different living history tours. Step back into 1939 and hear the theater organ, view the original furnishings and learn about the Castle's surprising technology.

Know Before You Go:

  • Reservation holders must arrive at least 15 minutes before tour time to collect tour tickets
  • One group ticket is good for a group of up to 19 people; one individual ticket is good for one person within the individual sales window
  • For group sales, click here
  • Snacks, sandwiches and cold drinks are available for sale at Scotty's Castle
  • No gasoline or diesel is available at Scotty's Castle
  • There is an entrance fee for Death Valley National Park in addition to tour fees for Scotty's Castle

Getting There:

Scotty's Castle is located in the north end of Death Valley National Park. Driving time from Furnace Creek (in Death Valley NP) is about 1 hour. Drive northwest on CA 190, then turn right (north) on Scotty's Castle Road.

Driving time from Las Vegas is about 3 hours, and from Beatty, NV is about 1 hour. Take US 95 north to Scotty's Junction and turn left (west) on NV 267.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Scotty's Castle, 123 Scottys Castle RD, Death Valley
Death Valley  CA  92328

Phone Number:

Information:  760-786-2392 x224
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