War of 1812 in Wisconsin: The Battle of Prairie du Chien
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - Sunday, July 14, 2013 10 am–5 pm
The War of 1812 came to Prairie du Chien on July 17, 1814, when U.S. and British-Canadian soldiers clashed on what is now the west lawn of the Villa Louis. Re-enactors will interpret events from the historic event through a living history camp and a narrated battle each day. The battles will begin at 5 pm on Saturday and at 2:30 pm on Sunday.
Adults $10; children (5-17) $5; students and senior citizens (65 and over) $8.50; family (two adults and two or more dependent children 5-17) $27. Grounds-only ticket $5 for adults, free for children under 18.
Venue: Villa Louis
The historic Villa Louis mansion is the centerpiece of a grand Victorian estate built by the family of Hercules Dousman, a frontier entrepreneur who amassed a fortune in the fur trade and other frontier investments. The mansion has just undergone a top-to-bottom documentary restoration that has returned the Dousman home to the splendor of its 1890s heyday, using British Arts and Crafts interior designs inspired by famed designer William Morris.
P.O. Box 65, 521 Villa Louis Rd
Prairie du Chien, WI