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Hearst Castle

By Guidekick, Inc.

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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.

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

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.

The team that developed Hearst Castle is Guidekick. Their product, the Guidekick mobile app ( brings to life the stories of San Francisco's top historical destinations with fully interactive 3D maps, music, and compelling narrative, all in the palm of your hand – accessible as a reference at home or intelligent navigation tool on-site. Current Guidekick guides include:

• Alcatraz Island
• Golden Gate Bridge
• Golden Gate Park
• Sutro Baths & Cliff House

Coming Soon:
• The Ferry Building
• Union Square


*Devices: Guidekick is designed specifically for the iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, and 6+

**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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What's New in Version 2.0

- Completely new interactive 3D map, which is now usable on and off-site
- Audio interviews with past Hearst Castle guests
- New text, narration, images, and video
- Interface redesign

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Customer Reviews

Hearst Castle in a new way

Can't rave about this app enough. I tell all my friends to use it on their visit to Hearst to get a behind the scenes look at the castle. I also loved that I could use it on my own time! And it was so easy to use.

Really well done

This app looks great and is filled with tons of interesting information. A perfect supplement to my tour at Hearst Castle. Can't believe how cool the map is too in the update, it looks surreal!


Used on Hearst castle visit, I've never seen anything like it before. Spent over an hour exploring with it. Beautiful.

Hearst Castle
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  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 70.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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