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

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.


Murder & Mayhem in a Mining Town – Saturday, October 12th

Join us for an evening of dark Galena history, eerie folklore and true ghost stories.  This intimate and eerie Salon style show is presented by Master Storytellers, Ted Williams and Robyn Davis.  Tickets are $25.00 per person and includes appetizers and a cash bar.  Purchase tickets at the front desk.

Limited seating so purchase tickets early.


Country Fair Weekend – Saturday, October 12, & Sunday, October 13th

Make reservations early for one of the busiest weekends in Galena.  Enjoy the Craft fair just outside our backdoor.  150 vendors selling a variety of high quality, original handmade arts, crafts and fine arts.  This not-to-be-missed weekend is overflowing with shopping, family fun, live entertainment and more





Christmas in Galena – Saturday, November 16th

This is one of the most loved performances of the year.  Come enjoy the tales of Christmas gone by and get into the holiday spirit.  This performance does sell out so please reserve your tickets early.

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