WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Villa Louis Dining Room. Be Our Guest

Villa Louis

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Experience Victorian life during the 19th century as you visit the estate of one of Wisconsin’s most prosperous families.
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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

Discover the exchange of goods and cultures that spurred the colonization of Wisconsin and brought the Dousman family to Prairie du Chien.
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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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ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI

Explore the landscape of our riverside site, including duck ponds, heirloom gardens, and the archaeological footings of early landmarks like Fort Crawford.
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Interpreter shows guests how to prepare a traditional meal at the Villa Louis