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When you walk through the doors of Villa Louis, you step into the life of one of Wisconsin’s most historic families – The Dousmans. Located on the beautiful banks of the mighty Mississippi River, this National Historic Landmark offers a panorama of Wisconsin history, from the advent of the first fur traders through the splendor of the Victorian era.
Experienced interpreters will take you on a journey through time as you tour the stunning 1871 Italianate style mansion the Dousmans called home for more than four decades, and the surrounding estate. The 25-acre site includes over a dozen historic structures including the Dousman Office Building, Ice House, Preserve House, Blockhouse, the foundations of the first Fort Crawford, and the state’s only War of 1812 battlefield.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN ANNIVERSARY DAY
May 28 | 9 AM – 4 PM
Celebrate Villa Louis’s 70th year as a Wisconsin Historic Site as Prairie du Chien celebrates the 150th anniversary of its incorporation as a city.
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