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Description

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

What’s New

Version 1.3

Compatibility updates

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Millie's Aunt Holly ,

Audio on Street tours?

The play button on the tour stops where the map is included on the screen, i.e. Main Street, Bench Street, etc, doesn’t appear to function. I think we can see the narration to read on most or all tour stops; our visually impaired sister was loving the audio on Grant and others.
The app introduction works great, as do all the history (informational) audios where no map is on the screen. There is a button for ‘show route,’ however, nothing to un-Show the map and route. Thanks for hints to fix! - we’re here in Galena ‘til Saturday.

Developer Response ,

We are working with Apple on this issue - it was working fine, and they haven't told us why they turned off the audio. We hope to have this resolved this week. This did not happen on the Android version.

OlderGuy2 ,

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.

PaD50 ,

Audio not working on tour stops

Love the app. Great information, but the play button for audio on tour stops does not work. Is there a fix coming for this?

Developer Response ,

We are working with Apple on this issue - it was working fine, and they haven't told us why they turned off the audio. We hope to have this resolved this week. This did not happen on the Android version.

App Privacy

The developer, Paula Schonhoff, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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