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Villa Louis from the side and slightly above, beautiful soft colors and warm light reveal this historic victorian home

Plan Your Visit

Can’t make it to any of our events?
Book your general admission ticket to Villa Louis for a guided tour or explore at your own pace with a grounds pass!

Annual Events

Victorian Home for the Holidays

Weekends in December

Experience the magic of a Victorian holiday celebration at Villa Louis. These afternoon and evening guided tours showcase traditions and customs from the Dousman family, who called this mansion home for generations starting in 1871. The tour includes a chance to sit in the parlor to hear holiday music being played on the family Steinway concert grand. The smells and tastes of holiday treats await you with the cook in the historic kitchen. Get into the holiday spirit and see the home decorated for the season.

Weekend in September

Experience Villa Louis Carriage Classic, where teams from across the country will jockey for first place in the Midwest’s largest, most elegant and lavishly appointed equine sport driving event. Watch as riders in hats and gloves maneuver through driving competitions, take part in judging a picnic class competition and enjoy the dog class, where drivers steer carriages accompanied by their faithful pets.

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