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Desoto House - Galena IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
N 42° 24.883 W 090° 25.793
15T E 711469 N 4699023
Quick Description: Historic Desoto House opened in 1855 and is back in operation today. Presidents and other dignitaries have stayed here. The building was condemned in 1986 but it has been saved and restored. It is said to be haunted.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2019 10:51:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM10HGC
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
Views: 2

Long Description:
Historic Desoto House opened in 1855 and is back in operation today. Presidents Lincoln and Grant and other dignitaries have stayed here. The building was condemned in 1986 but it has been saved and restored. It is said to be haunted. Most paranormal experiences have been reported on the 3rd floor and lower level dining area according to: (visit link)

One of the ghost mentioned in the article is "The Lady in Black". The link has more photos and details.

More history on the building at (visit link)
Public access?:
Public access to dining area an shop.


Website about the location and/or story: [Web Link]

Visting hours: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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