Unique Architecture
- Modeled after the Villa ben Ahben in Morocco
Mediterranean Style on the Mississippi
Weddings and Events
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The Perfect Backdrop for Your Perfect Day
Quincy Tourist Information Center
- The only tourist center in the tri-states that's open on weekends!
Your guide to the Quincy area
Great River Road Interpretive Center
A network of 70 museums & historic sites along the Mississippi River
Learn about the great Mississippi River

The Villa Kathrine offers scheduled tours and can be reserved for special events. View our calendar for more information.


Explore the Villa

The Villa Kathrine

is a four-acre park located on Gardner Expressway in Quincy, Illinois. It houses Quincy’s Tourist Information Center and is located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. The Villa is a Moorish-style structure built in 1900 by the wealthy and eccentric George Metz. Our castle on the Mississippi has a storied history and offers many services, amenities and merchandise to guests. From paranormal activity to architectural engineering, scroll through our carousel below to see what 120 years has to offer!

Looking for an event venue?

Villa Kathrine is the place!

Wedding Ceremonies

Have your special day on our beatiful grounds

Wedding Receptions

Party with your family and friends at a castle.

Special Events

Make your event or fundraiser unique with the Villa's beauty

Explore the Castle

Your guests will love admiring and exploring the 120 year old castle.

Photo Sessions

Add some moroccan flair to your photos


One of the most affordable and unique venues in the tri-state area.

Easy Booking

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Photography and Catering

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532 Gardner Expressway, Quincy, Illinois 62301