Villa Louis

521 N. Villa Louis Rd.
Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821- Map It
(608) 326-2721

AAA Editor Notes

Villa Louis is 1 mi. n.w. at 521 N. Villa Louis Rd. on St. Feriole Island. Villa Louis was the 19th-century home of the Dousman family, who made a fortune in the fur trade and through timely investments in land, steamboats and railroads. Four buildings in the mansion complex are open, exhibiting a collection of Victorian decorative arts original to the property. Restoration has replicated many original wallpapers, textiles and decorative treatments reflecting the design of William Morris and the British Arts and Craft Movement. In addition to guided tours of the mansion complex, visitors may also tour the restored grounds and gardens and the Fur Trade Museum. Tours begin in the elevated visitor center and are conducted by costumed guides. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
Tour $10; $9 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $5 (ages 5-17).
Hours: Daily 9:30-5, June 1-Nov. 1. Tours are given on the hour daily 10-4, June 1 to mid-Sept.; Mon.-Thurs. 10-3, Fri.-Sun. 10-4, mid-Sept. through Nov. 1; by appointment, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Christmas Eve and Christmas.