We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 532 Gardner Expy, Quincy, IL 62301-4829
Phone Number:
+1 217-224-3688
09:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 55 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 23
  • 14
    Very good
  • 13
  • 3
  • 1
Villa Kathrine

The lady at the desk was full of great information on the Villa and the town. Nice view of the river.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 December 2016
Charles I
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 54: English reviews
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The lady at the desk was full of great information on the Villa and the town. Nice view of the river.

Thank Charles I
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

An unusual structure for the city of Quincy. No elevator to second level, so its not totally accessible. Would be nicer if there was access to the roof so that we might enjoy the view of the Mississippi River.

Thank Laurie M
Bunker Hill, Il.
Level Contributor
68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is a neat home to see if in the area. Self guided tours. My wife and I walked through the home in about 15-20 minutes. No one was working there when we got there a different person had stopped to get something and let us in. Would have been nice to hear something about the home and it's history.... More 

1 Thank MDWiese
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
95 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Quincy doesn't have a lot of tourist attractions. The volunteers are friendly and helpful. The house is beautiful and takes about ten minutes to see. Maybe there is a group discount but $5.00 per person if you are taking a family - pass.

Thank 231Liz
Quincy, United States
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lovely view of the mighty Mississippi River from the bluff. The Villa Kathrine - or the Castle as it is commonly called - provides a unique part of Quincy IL history with lovely view of a Mediterranean Castle.

Thank Jan H
Cameron, Missouri, United States
Level Contributor
37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

It's pretty the center of the house and outside but that it was disappointed by this they had you 2 or three page detailed list that would take you longer to read than it does to go thru it :(

Thank Sherry D
Urbana, Illinois
Level Contributor
90 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Villa Kathrine is a traditional Moroccan style home built by a man for his wife... turns out she never lived there. It's a curious little place probably because the architecture is so non-Western. The view is quite good over the Mississippi River and it appears that the owner spared no expense at the time. Nonetheless, if you're looking for a... More 

1 Thank Roqzy
Cahokia, Illinois
Level Contributor
109 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

What little I could see was pretty but had better access on website. Volunteer was friendly and helped us find other venues but its not very handicap accessible so we didn't pay to see more. I assume there is a wheelchair lift somewhere but couldn't find it. While not in a wheelchair, illness makes me slow like a turtle and... More 

Thank Michele_Whiting
Level Contributor
111 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

The lady at the desk was very helpful and knowledgeable about the castle and it's history. It was smaller than I expected but it is a nice place come to get other tourist information and the views of the river are fantastic.

1 Thank Jackie M
Lacon, Illinois
Level Contributor
57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

My husband always talks about his fondness of the Villa Katherine. I was very happy to finally get the chance to visit it. I was surprised to see how tiny the rooms were, but the architecture is beautiful and the history of the home is intriguing. The cost tour is very inexpensive. It will take all of 30 minutes to... More 

1 Thank moongirl74

Travellers who viewed Villa Kathrine also viewed


Been to Villa Kathrine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Villa Kathrine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?