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MAY 22 – OCT 27


MAY 22 – OCT 27

Wednesdays – Sundays
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Tour Times

10 AM | 11 AM | NOON | 1 PM | 2 PM | 3 PM | 4 PM

Can’t make the tour times?

Traverse our grounds at your own pace with a
grounds pass.


OCT 2023 – May 2024
*open on select days for
special events


Adults (18-64): $15
Teens (13-17): $15
Senior (65+): $13.50
Child (5 – 12): $8
Child Under 5: Free
Grounds pass only (5+): $10

Wisconsin Historical Society members
receive free general admission and 10% off special experiences.

Tickets are also for sale at the elevated Visitor Center


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 by the elevated Visitor Center across Bolvin Street from the Villa Louis Mansion.


Field Trips

The best day of your school year awaits! Don’t just read about history, experience it! Field Trips at the Wisconsin Historical Society’s historic sites and museums allow students to step into the worlds they’re studying through fun adventures and engaging experiences around the state for grades k-12.  

a group of adults stands in front of Villa Louis while a woman dressed in clothes from the time talks to them

Group Tours

Travel together through time and bring your group tour to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s sites and museums. Experience the worlds and wonders of Wisconsin’s past. Book your group tour today! Tours include private guide(s) that can be customized to meet the needs and interests of your group.


Guest browses photos in the Villa Louis store

Find a variety of unique, Victorian Era inspired gifts at the Villa Louis Museum store located in the elevated visitor center across the street from the Villa Louis Mansion.

Enjoy 10 percent off store items as a Wisconsin Historical Society member.

Many of the items we sell in store are available online. Explore the gifts and books that are for sale!

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.

Make Your Photos Timeless


We care about your safety! Please make sure to stay home if you’re sick and follow these CDC guidelines when you visit us.

Villa Louis is located on 25 acres of parkland along the Mississippi River. Wheelchair access is available to the Brisbois Fur Warehouse 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.
Villa Louis may occasionally photograph or video visitors for educational and promotional use. Attendance on premises constitutes implied consent for use of the visitors’ likeness in Villa Louis and Wisconsin Historical Society educational and promotional materials.