Sam's Castle, Pacifica, California


Sam's Castle in Pacifica, California was built in 1908 by Sam Mazza.  The castle is a stone building with castle-like features including crenellations on both the castle itself and the perimeter wall.


The property is now home to the Sam Mazza Foundation – “a private philanthropic foundation established by the estate of our founder Sam Mazza in October of 2005. Since its inception the foundation has granted $7 million dollars to qualified §501 (c)(3) organizations who work to improve their communities through the arts, education, or addressing quality of life concerns” – Sam Mazza Foundation Website


Whilst dedicated to the work of the foundation, the castle does open its doors to the public once a month for castle tours.



Contact Sam Mazza Foundation (Sam's Castle)

Sam Mazza Foundation Website


900 Mirador Terrace. Pacifica,

California 94044

+1 650-355-0272

Latest ‘American Castles’ News