Start your history road trip!

Opening Wed. May 22

Pick up your 2024 Member PastPort and start collecting stamps when you visit Villa Louis! Redeem your stamps for discounts or even a free year of membership! Not a member? Join today to get in on the fun.

Start your history road trip!

Opening Wednesday May 22

Pick up your 2024 Member PastPort and start collecting stamps when you visit Villa Louis! Redeem your stamps for discounts or even a free year of membership! Not a member? Join today to get in on the fun.

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, to the War of 1812, through the splendor of the Victorian era. 

The National Historic Landmark home of the H. Louis Dousman family.

Start your history road trip!

Pick up your 2024 Member PastPort and start collecting stamps when you visit Villa Louis! Redeem your stamps for discounts or even a free year of membership! Not a member? Join today to get in on the fun.


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Make Your Next Event Historic

Villa Louis’s picturesque settings for an elegant Wisconsin wedding or a unique private event offer plentiful opportunities for a historic event. Make your day historic and create a story that will be remembered for generations.

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Wisconsin Historical Society members receive unlimited free admission to our 11 historic sites and museums, a complimentary annual subscription to the Wisconsin Magazine of History, merchandise discounts and more. Join at the Family level and above for added benefits and discounts at over 1,200 organizations nationwide! 


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Villa Louis Historic Site

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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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We have had a busy spring filled with group tours and now we are excited to kick off the regular season tomorrow! Our friends at Fort Crawford open tomorrow too! Make plans to visit us both in 2024! ... See MoreSee Less

4 hours ago
We have had a busy spring filled with group tours and now we are excited to kick off the regular season tomorrow! Our friends at Fort Crawford open tomorrow too! Make plans to visit us both in 2024!Image attachment

We were so happy to take part in the filming of this Discover Wisconsin episode on the Wisconsin Great River Road! This episode features so many wonderful people and locations that make this part of our state so special! Make your travel plans today! ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

We are hiring!

We are hiring for our facilities manager position at Villa Louis. This full-time position is responsible for supporting the management of Villa Louis facilities and infrastructure by monitoring and facilitating contractor activities, minor restoration & construction, ensuring equipment and building systems are operational, janitorial duties, addressing all maintenance needs, along with managing and performing landscaping and lawn care. For a full position description and details on the application process visit bit.ly/3U2EVHE

All applications must be submitted online using the provided link. The position closes on April 25. Questions can be directed to jan.zadra@wisconsinhistory.org or (608) 264-6409.
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2 months ago
We are hiring! 

We are hiring for our facilities manager position at Villa Louis. This full-time position is responsible for supporting the management of Villa Louis facilities and infrastructure by monitoring and facilitating contractor activities, minor restoration & construction,  ensuring equipment and building systems are operational, janitorial duties, addressing all maintenance needs, along with managing and performing landscaping and lawn care. For a full position description and details on the application process visit https://bit.ly/3U2EVHE 

All applications must be submitted online using the provided link. The position closes on April 25. Questions can be directed to jan.zadra@wisconsinhistory.org or (608) 264-6409.