Bettendorf Castle will continue to host large group tours. Starting in May 1, 2019 through Nov. 1, 2019, The Bettendorf Castle will host private group tours on certain dates for smaller groups. If you would like to book a tour, available dates / prices will be posted on the website and instructions to follow. The guided tours will take you around the exterior grounds of the historic castle and you will learn about the builder (Teddy Bettendorf) and how he built the various features of the castle, the history and future plans for renovations to help preserve the castle. Also, a new gift shop will be open.
All Guests are required to purchase a Tour ticket in advance through the TicketBud site. Parking at the Castle and on Concord Avenue is prohibited. All guests are required to park at the Fox River Grove Metra Station or Stone Hill Shopping Center. The Castle is a quick 7 minute walk away from both parking options.