Explore Napa

A project by Napa County Library

Explore Napa is a free mobile app and website from the Napa County Library that allows you to explore the rich history of Napa County.  With Explore Napa you can learn the stories of Napa's everday places and look through a window into the past with historical images and documents. This project was made possible through a NorthNet Library System Innovation Grant.

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Recent Stories

“People did not ask, ‘Where are you going this summer?’ It was White Sulphur Springs or nowhere.” Once Northern California’s premier resort, White Sulphur Springs was where San Francisco’s…

After the discovery of gold, 27 springs of mineral rich cold water about seven miles north of Napa City were claimed by Amos Buckman in 1855. By then, the indigenous residents of Napa had been…

What would eventually become Walters Springs was discovered in the fall of 1871 by J. J. Walters. The land was purchased by a joint stock company but, a few years later, Walters was able to purchase…

In its heyday the resort at Aetna Springs was called an “Edenic Mecca,” a little slice of heaven on earth where the sick were healed and generations of Northern Californian’s came to while away…