Annual Special Event
Friends of the Castle
Spring Open House
Quincy, Illinois

May, 2018


Location: Villa Kathrine, 532 Gardner Expressway, Quincy, IL

Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017

Times: Noon - 6 pm

Description: The Villa Kathrine is one of the most unique buildings along the Mississippi River. Built on a bluff overlooking the river by Quincy native and world traveler George Metz, the home is modeled after the Villa ben Ahben in Morocco. The castle, the only one of its kind on the Mississippi, was built at the turn of the 20th century and named after Metzís mother. After Metz sold it in 1912 it has been owned by a number of people. After years of decay and vandalism the home was acquired by the Quincy Park District in 1955. The home is maintained by the Friends of the Castle and now serves as Quincy's Tourist Information Center and is available for tours and rentals for special occasions.

Each year The Friends of the Castle hold a Spring Open House with free tours of this interesting mansion. There will be refreshments and free tours all day. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this unique restored Mediterranean-style Villa, built in 1900 on the Mississippi River bluff, at your leisure.


For more information call 217-224-3688
  or visit the venue's website

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