The Desoto House Hotel

230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
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Upcoming Events

Events happening at the DeSoto House Hotel!

Saturday, March 11 – Murder & Mayhem in a Mining Town

Murder & Mayhem in a Mining Town

Saturday, March 11
Saturday, April 15

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

The DeSoto House Hotel
230 S. Main Street
Galena, IL 61036

An evening of dark Galena history, eerie folklore and ghost stories performed at the haunted DeSoto House Hotel.

Hear of infamous murders, tragedies, and hauntings that have lingered throughout Galena’s darkest history.

The intimate, indoor Salon style show runs for 90 minutes, with a 15 minute intermission, and features free hot & cold appetizers and a cash bar.

Just $28 per person.

Seating is limited so purchase your tickets early!

For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Friday, March 31 – Haunted Galena Conference

Friday, March 31, 2023 & Saturday, April1, 2023

The DeSoto House Hotel
230 S. Main Street
Galena, IL 61036

Join the Haunted Galena Tour Company in Galena, one of the oldest and most haunted small towns in the Midwest, for their second-ever Haunted Galena Conference!

This conference will feature speakers and workshops on hauntings, dark history, ghosts, mediumship, and various aspects of the paranormal.

You will also get to experience specialty exhibitors and vendors.

There are also optional special after hours events (additional registration required), including paranormal investigations with regional research group Transcendent Paranormal Society.

For more information and to register click here.

Saturday, April 22 – Julien Dubuque International File Festival Pre-Event

Saturday, April 22, 2023
11:30 AM – 9:00 PM

DeSoto House and Green Street Plaza
230 S Main St
Galena, IL 61036

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (JDIFF) will host a pre-event in Galena sponsored by the Galena Country Tourism.

Now entering it’s 12th year, JDIFF is a 5-day film festival celebrating and showing independent films from around the world.

The main event is April 26th – 30th in Dubuque, but on Saturday, April 22nd, JDIFF will host a pre-event in Galena.

A selection of features, documentaries and short films will be shown throughout the day in the Parker Room in DeSoto House, ending the evening with an outdoor film in the Green Street Plaza.

Music and food vendors will also be included.

All screenings are free.

For more information and to register click here.