Be immersed in America’s most glamorous and fascinating castle, built by newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst and architect Julia Morgan. Although portrayed as a power hungry egoist in the movie Citizen Kane, Hearst was simply a builder with a dream. That dream lead to the construction of the legendary Hearst Castle, a place that has invoked the imaginations of everyone who has seen it.
— THE APP —
Experience Hearst Castle and the people who inspired and created it with exclusive and never before seen images, stories, narration, interviews with past Hearst Castle guests, and video curated by Hearst Castle’s own historians.
• Learn about William Randolph Hearst, Marion Davies, and Julia Morgan
• Discover the Neptune Pool, private air strip, hidden dressing rooms, and much more
• Audio narration and text by Hearst Castle historian Victoria Kastner
• Images by Hearst Castle photographer Victoria Garagliano
— MORE ABOUT HEARST CASTLE —
Hearst Castle is a 165-room estate that sits on 250,000 acres near the remote seaside hamlet of San Simeon, California. It was a private getaway for the elite in the 1920s through 1940s, luring Hollywood stars, powerful political leaders, and renown literary figures such as Jean Paul Getty, Bernard Shaw, Calvin Coolidge, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, and Marion Davies. It also contains one of the largest and most unique private collections that exists today.
*GPS usage: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Guidekick is optimized to conserve as much battery life as possible, and will only be used for on-site navigation.
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Ratings and Reviews
I usually don’t write reviews since lots of apps (free ones at least) can be tried out without any “strings attached”. However, this app is just plain cool. It’s so easy to see where you are in relation to the tour you’re on and orient yourself to the castle. It runs flawlessly and smoothly and has amazing detail. Hearst Castle is a pretty cool place. Too bad WR Hearst was such a piece of trash.
It’s a free app
It’s a good app, it tells you what you need to now, there for your not lost & if you get lost, you will find we’re you are very quick...
Further more, it gives you information about the section you are standing by, GET IT.
Love the interactive map and the 360 view. Hearst Castle is an awesome place and this app really enhances the experience. I used the app before the tour to do a little background and then revisited it again when I was done. Keep adding and making it even more informative!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.