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Step back in time to the Victorian Era.

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Villa Louis

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Walk through the doors of the Villa Louis Mansion and step into the life of one of Wisconsin’s most prosperous historic families. Stroll through the extravagant lifestyle of the Dousman family from the fur trade industry to the end of the 19th century. Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Prairie du Chien. A historic attraction on the Great River Road!
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DAILY EXPERIENCE


VILLA LOUIS MANSION

Follow the lives of the prosperous Dousman Family as you tour their Victorian home, meticulously restored to its 1890s British Arts & Crafts splendor.
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FUR TRADE MUSEUM

The Fur Trade Museum is temporarily closed as it is undergoing structural rehabilitation. We apologize for any inconvenience. Check back for updates.
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THE SERVANTS’ WORLD

Trace the steps of the working women and men who kept the family estate running, as you visit the servants’ quarters, kitchen, and outbuildings.
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Begin planning your trip today! Tickets, Hours, Directions and more.

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EVENT CALENDAR

Use our online calendar to see all the exciting events, activities, and programs happening at Villa Louis.

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Interpreter shows guests how to prepare a traditional meal at the Villa Louis

"Impressed with the original decor and furnishings being so accurate. Love the personal stories about the family!"

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