This comprehensive app offers the opportunity to experience the rich history of the town of Galena, IL. It allows you to visit Galena virtually from the comfort of your own home as well as take and customize your own self-guided driving/walking tours while you're in town.
Notable sites include Grant's Home, Turner Hall, Market House, Old Stockade, Coatsworth Building, Desoto House Hotel, Washburne House, Blacksmith Shop and many more historic houses, churches, and downtown Galena buildings.
- 291 Locations, Each with Audio Narration
- GPS Driving/Walking Directions to Each Location
- Hundreds of Historic Photographs
- West Side, East Side, Bench Street, and Main Street Location Based Tours
- Galena Architectural Styles and Early Galena History (Lead, Steamboats, and Railroads) Informational Tours
- Galena's 9 Civil War Generals, Including General Ulysses S. Grant
- Famous Americans with Galena Connections
This update is signed with Apple’s latest signing certificate. No new features are included.
Ratings and Reviews
Amazing Amount of Historical Research in a Well Designed App
I bought this App during our yearly trip to Galena. We have been on many of the tours of Galena over the years but this App exceeds them all in completeness and thorough research of the history, photos, and news articles about the buildings and people associated with them.
There are 96 entries just for Main Street alone! Each one has text describing the location, date of construction, builder, owner(s), businesses through time, and related stories. The author reads the text to you so you can look at what she is describing. The photos show the current building and historical photos from the 19th and 20th century.
The App worked flawlessly over three days I used it. Note it does require a data connection since the information is loaded when you select one of the tours and it first loads 24 locations. The audio and photos are loaded as you select each location. This occurred fast enough that it was not a problem for me.
Even if you are just interested in a few locations, it is worth the price because it is so well done. It took an impressive amount of research to put this together and there is enough material to make a good history book on Galena. It would be difficult to find something that delivers so much value for only $3.99.
Great App even if you think you know all about Galena
We go to Galena regularly. Even so this app has taught us things about dozens of buildings we never knew. Well worth the modest cost. Highly recommended. Can't wait to get back to Galena and use this app to the fullest.
App doesn’t load
Very upsetting when I click on any tour or page I just get a blue screen
- Paula Schonhoff
- 72.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2017 Paula Schonhoff
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.