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31st Annual

War of 1812 Battle for Prairie du Chien

Living History Encampment

Saturday, July 15 – Sunday, July 16
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Hear the roar of the cannons and the marching of soldiers as Wisconsin’s only War of 1812 battle comes to life on the lawn of Villa Louis. Step into this recreated military encampment, immerse yourself in history and discover the story behind the British assault on Fort Shelby.

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

Every Other Year | 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.

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