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School class poses for photo on steps of Villa Louis

Field Trips Activities

Villa Louis school tours have multiple components that keep students engaged and learning from beginning to end.

The following elements are included on all school tours:

  • History Hike
    An outdoor scavenger hunt that gets students thinking like historians as they piece together the stories of the site’s long and unique history.
  • Fur Trade Museum
    A guided, interactive peek into the lives of Prairie du Chien’s trappers, traders, and voyageurs.
  • Mansion Tour
    Thought-provoking “minds-on” tour of the Villa Louis grounds, mansion and outbuildings
  • Museum Store
    Here students may peruse a well-stocked array of toys, books, and so much more inspired by all aspects of the site’s history. Many items are available for $5 and under.