The Desoto House Hotel

230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Book Your Stay Online Or Call 815.777.0090 or 800.343.6562

Upcoming Events

Women of Courage – June 20th

Women of Courage begin their first presentation of the Season with their original program of women who have helped to change women’s history.  Each of whom has a connection to the Galena area.

Coffee, Tea and Dessert.
3:00 p.m. performance Tickets $15.00


Roof-Top Party – July 4th

Come celebrate with us on our Roof Top.  We are grilling Burgers, Brats, Hot Dogs and have cold Beer and Wine. Dance to your favorite music with Diskotek Entertainment and have the best view of Galena’s Fireworks!

Advance tickets $7.00 (complimentary non-alcoholic beverage) and children 10 and under admitted free with an adult.  Get tickets early this is always a sold out event.


Women of Courage – July 18th

Women of Courage will be doing “Women of the Civil War” – These fascinating women include a president’s wife, a spy, a nurse, and two wealthy women one from the North and one from the South who share their contrasting memories of their war experiences.

Coffee, Tea and Dessert.  3:00 p.m. performance. Tickets $15.00


An Evening with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln – August 1st

Mr. Lincoln invites you to join him as he once again addresses the people of Galen from his place on our historic balcony at 5:30 p.m. Then join us for Dinner and Theatre at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.  Enjoy Mr. Lincoln’s favorite dinner of Chicken Fricassee served with warm Buttermilk Biscuits and Apple Pie for Dessert.

Tickets are $35.00 per person. This will be a sold out performance so please purchase tickets early.


Tea with the Duchess – August 15th

Join us for tea at 3:00 p.m. and enjoy an afternoon with the Duchess of Beaver Castle.
Adele Washburn has invited this special guest to tea and a discussion of the contrasting traditions of their countries. There will be sweets and savories served.

$25.00 per person.  Reservations required for this performance.



An Evening to Remember – September 26th

Plan to attend an evening of stepping back in time for celebrating the hotel’s 160th year.  Enjoy the talents of a bye gone era.  Truly a unique and entertaining evening.
More details to follow…



Ghost Tales Come Alive – October 31st

Plan to enjoy the Halloween Parade just outside our door and then plan to have dinner and enjoy the haunting presentation that will leave you sleeping with your light on.

Tickets are $35.00 per person.  This will be a sold out performance so please purchase tickets early to make sure you will be there! A fun and scary way to spend Halloween.


John Erickson Trio – November 20th-21st

The John Erickson Trio will be back to perform and kick off the holiday season with a collection of jazz infused carols as well as their traditional and original collection.

The concert starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $18.00.  Plan to arrive early and enjoy the cash bar and special appetizer menu.


Thanksgiving Buffet – November 26th

Plan to attend our traditional Thanksgiving Buffet serving a carving station,
seafood station, savory traditional entrée buffet, sweet table, chocolate fountain and champagne fountain.

Serving from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Make reservations early.


Luminaria – December 12th

Plan to dine with us and enjoy Rozanne Loney “Lady Sings the Blues”
The town will be aglow with luminaries and we will be serving dinner around our 18 foot Christmas Tree.  A beautiful way to celebrate the holiday season.

Serving from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Reservations highly recommended