GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Villa Louis opens on May 28 and planning your visit is easier than ever with advance online ticketing. Browse our upcoming events or click below to get your tickets today!

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Villa Louis opens on May 28 and planning your visit is easier than ever with advance online ticketing. Browse our upcoming events or click below to get your tickets today!

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Step into the Lives of a
Wisconsin Dynasty

When you walk through the doors of Villa Louis, you step into the life of one of Wisconsin’s most historic families – The Dousmans. Located on the beautiful banks of the mighty Mississippi River, this National Historic Landmark offers a panorama of Wisconsin history, from the advent of the first fur traders through the splendor of the Victorian era.

Experienced interpreters will take you on a journey through time as you tour the stunning 1871 Italianate style mansion the Dousmans called home for more than four decades, and the surrounding estate. The 25-acre site includes over a dozen historic structures including the Dousman Office Building, Ice House, Preserve House, Blockhouse, the foundations of the first Fort Crawford, and the state’s only War of 1812 battlefield.


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PRAIRIE DU CHIEN ANNIVERSARY DAY

May 28 | 9 AM – 4 PM

Celebrate Villa Louis’s 70th year as a Wisconsin Historic Site as Prairie du Chien celebrates the 150th anniversary of its incorporation as a city.

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Becoming a member is the best way to explore Wisconsin history. Members get free admission to our historic sites and discounts on special events!


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Villa Louis is a Wisconsin State Historic Site. We are an immaculately restored Victorian house museum on the banks of the Upper Mississippi River.

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After pausing for two years, we are looking forward to the 30th Battle of Prairie du Chien Reenactment set to take place July 16 & 17. If you are a reenactor and did not recieve a letter and registration form, please email us at villalouis@wisconsinhistory.org to update and your mailing address and to request the registration information. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
After pausing for two years, we are looking forward to the 30th Battle of Prairie du Chien Reenactment set to take place July 16 & 17. If you are a reenactor and did not recieve a letter and registration form, please email us at villalouis@wisconsinhistory.org to update and your mailing address and to request the registration information. Thank you!

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