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



The New Stories – Saturday, June 15th

Step back in time and enjoy the story telling of the ladies of Women of Courage and Commitment.  Performance begins at 3:00 p.m. Serving Tea, Coffee and Dessert.

Call to reserve your tickets.
Tickets $15.00



Corkless in Galena – Saturday, June 22nd

Plan to stay with us and just outside our backdoor enjoy elegant wines made from American hybrid grapes.  Sample selections of unique wines produced by family-owned Northern Illinois Wineries.  Plan to spend the day with Food, Art and Live Music from Noon-7:00 p.m.
Make reservations early.  Always a sold out weekend.


Roof-Top Party – Thursday, July 4th

Enjoy Burgers, Brats, Hot Dogs, Beer, Wine & More!  See Galena’s Fireworks from our Rooftop.

Sing and dance to your favorite music with Diskotek Entertainment.  $10.00 cover charge (complimentary non-alcoholic beverage)  Children 10 & under admitted free with an adult.

Advance tickets sold at our front desk.  Get tickets early.  Limited Seating and always sold out.


Fun Facts and Fashions – Saturday, July 20th

Join the Women of Courage and Commitment for a fun filled afternoon. This is a very popular performance so be sure to call and reserve your tickets early.

Performance begins at 3:00 p.m. with Tea, Coffee and Dessert.
Tickets $15.00.


An Evening with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln – Saturday, July 27th

Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln invite you to join them for Dinner and Theater “An Evening with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln” at 6:00 p.m. in the Ballroom.  Mr. Lincoln will address the people of Galena from his place on our Historic Balcony at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $38.00 per person and can be purchased at the front desk.  Please call for tickets early as this is always a sold out performance.





13th Annual Galena Octoberfest – Saturday, October 5th

Plan to stay with us for this busy weekend in Galena and enjoy the Annual Octoberfest just outside our back door.  Depot Park from Noon – 10:00 p.m. Family fun, Live Polka Music, Wiener Dog Racing, Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg, Bounce house, Bean Bag Tournament and so much more.  Make reservations early.  This will be a sold out weekend.