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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

Events happening at the DeSoto House Hotel!

Galena Main Street Walking Tours with General Grant

DeSoto House Hotel
230 South Main Street
Galena, IL 61036

Join General Ulysses S. Grant (portrayed by Bob Buman) for a one-hour walking tour of Galena’s Historic Main Street.

Enjoy fascinating factual stories of early Galena, lead mining, steamboating, and General Grant in the Civil War. He’ll share the stories associated with the many buildings on the National Historic Registry and his experiences when his family owned a leather and saddlery shop more than 150 years ago.

Regularly scheduled walking tours with General Grant are available every Saturday from May through October.

Tours operate at 10:30 a.m. and begin at the DeSoto House Hotel. Meet at the hotel lobby.

No reservations are necessary. $20.00 per person.

Tours run rain or shine.


Tours Running From August – October on the following dates:

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Saturday, October 28th – 44th Annual Halloween Parade & Festival


Saturday, October 28, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Main Street
Galena, IL

This extraordinary display features spectacular floats, marching bands, costumed participants, prizes and treats for guys and ‘ghouls’ of all ages.

The parade will begin at 6:30 PM.

Free shuttles will be provided from parking areas to Main Street.

For parking, shuttle pricing and information click here.

November 18th – Generals’ Ball

Plan now to join The Galena Generals for a night of dinner, dancing, music and fun with Galena’s nine Civil War Generals at the historic DeSoto House Hotel in Downtown Galena.

Help support one of Galena’s most unique and celebrated organizations.

Request to be seated with your favorite General!

Period Dress encouraged but not required.

Tickets available by calling the Desoto House Hotel at:
815.777.0090 or 800.343.6562

This Event Will Sell Out!