WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
A couple sits in front of the mansion

Plan Your Visit


PLAN YOUR VISIT

We want you to get the most out of your visit to Villa Louis. That’s why we send you on a fascinating tour with one of our knowledgeable guides who will take you through the history of the mansion and the Dousman family. We offer regular tours from May to October that begin at the visitors center.

HOURS & DIRECTIONS

TICKETS

Visits to the mansion take place on guided tours and depart at the top of the hour. We suggest arriving at least 5-10 minutes before the tour to purchase tickets.

The guided tour lasts about one hour. Spending additional time is recommended for self-guided exploration of our grounds and outbuildings.

General Admission: $13.50
Senior (65+): $11.50
Child (5 – 12): $6.75
Child (4 & under): Free

Wisconsin Historical Society Members: Free

CURRENT HOURS

Closed for the season. The site will reopen on May 16, 2020.

Tours can still be scheduled by appointment. Call 608-326-2721 for more information.

2020 SEASONAL HOURS

  • SPRING
    May 16 – 31

    Sunday – Thursday: 10 am – 3 pm
    Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

  • SUMMER
    June 1 – Sept. 13

    Sunday – Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

  • FALL
    Sept. 13 – Oct. 24

    Sunday – Thursday: 10 am – 3 pm
    Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

  • WINTER
    Oct. 25 – Spring 2021

    Closed for the season.

    Tours can still be scheduled by appointment by calling 608-326-2721.

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

PARKING

Villa Louis is located in Prairie du Chien, a National Main Street Community just three miles above the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers. It is the oldest European settlement on the Upper Mississippi.

On-site vehicle parking is available for FREE at Villa Louis. The parking lot is located at the front entrance of the site.

MUSEUM STORE & AMENITIES

Museum Store

Find a variety of unique, Victorian Era inspired gifts at the Villa Louis Museum store.

Guest browses photos in the Villa Louis store

Attractions

There are many campgrounds, motels, cabins, bed and breakfasts, restaurants and unique retail stores to compliment your visit to Villa Louis. Visit Travel Wisconsin for more information.

Street view of stores near Villa Louis

ACCESSIBILITY

Villa Louis is located on 25 acres of parkland along the Mississippi River. Wheelchair access is available to the Fur Trade Museum and restrooms, the first floor of the Villa Louis mansion, and the restrooms located near the mansion.

For more information regarding access to buildings, grounds and programs, please contact Villa Louis at 608-326-2721.

No pets are allowed on the grounds. Service animals are permitted for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

No guns, knives, or weapons allowed on premises.