Weather Update

Weather Update

High water levels in the area continue to limit access to Villa Louis and the site remains temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Louis as soon as we are able to do so safely!

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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.

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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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WEATHER UPDATE: High water levels in the area continue to impact access to Villa Louis Historic Site. We continue to coordinate closely with Crawford County Emergency Management and, based on current water levels and expected precipitation, the site will remain closed through July 22 for the safety of staff, guests and the historic property.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or disruption this may cause to our valued guests, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Louis as soon as we are able to do so safely.

If you pre-purchased general admission or special event tickets during the closure, our box office team will reach out to you to refund or reschedule your reservations. This includes tickets to the War of 1812 Battle for Prairie du Chien living history event. If you need to reach the box office directly, please call 608-264-4848 or email boxoffice@wisconsinhistory.org.

We thank you for your understanding and many messages of support as we navigate the weather conditions. Please continue to check back for updates and an official reopening date!
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WEATHER UPDATE: High water levels in the area continue to impact access to Villa Louis Historic Site. We continue to coordinate closely with Crawford County Emergency Management and, based on current water levels and expected precipitation, the site will remain closed through July 22 for the safety of staff, guests and the historic property.
 
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or disruption this may cause to our valued guests, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Louis as soon as we are able to do so safely.
 
If you pre-purchased general admission or special event tickets during the closure, our box office team will reach out to you to refund or reschedule your reservations. This includes tickets to the War of 1812  Battle for Prairie du Chien living history event. If you need to reach the box office directly, please call 608-264-4848 or email boxoffice@wisconsinhistory.org.
 
We thank you for your understanding and many messages of support as we navigate the weather conditions. Please continue to check back for updates and an official reopening date!

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Such a bummer, after all your work last year! Old Man River will have the final word, I guess.

A loss, but the flooding means you have to protect this beautiful part of history!

So sad!! And please stay safe!! The battle is my favorite event. 😪

The Missisippi wins sometimes.

Ruth Rieder Vorlicek, I think we were talking about this.

too bad the flagstones are gone

So sorry!

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WEATHER UPDATE: Villa Louis Historic Site is temporarily closed due to high water levels impacting the area and limiting access to the site. We are coordinating closely with Crawford County Emergency Management and we will safely reopen the site as soon as possible pending water levels. Check back for updates. We will officially communicate our reopening date on the Villa Louis Facebook page and website.

If you pre-purchased general admission or special event tickets for this week, our box office team will reach out to you to refund or reschedule your reservations. If you need to reach the box office directly, please call 608-264-4848 or email boxoffice@wisconsinhistory.org. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
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WEATHER UPDATE: Villa Louis Historic Site is temporarily closed due to high water levels impacting the area and limiting access to the site. We are coordinating closely with Crawford County Emergency Management and we will safely reopen the site as soon as possible pending water levels. Check back for updates. We will officially communicate our reopening date on the Villa Louis Facebook page and website. 

If you pre-purchased general admission or special event tickets for this week, our box office team will reach out to you to refund or reschedule your reservations. If you need to reach the box office directly, please call 608-264-4848 or email boxoffice@wisconsinhistory.org. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

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Good luck and hoping the river don't rise!

Hoping the house on the mound fares well.

So sorry to hear that. Best of luck.

It is the great Mississippi. Has it crusted yet?

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