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Villa Louis Historic Site

521 N Villa Louis Rd, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin 53821 USA

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“elegant and stylish Victorian country home”

Hercules Louis Dousman (1800 – 1868) acquired a large fortune through his various enterprises as a fur trader, lumberman, land speculator and fronti er entrepreneur. In the mid-1840s the Dousman family began developing an estate on the banks of the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien that would evolve into Villa Louis. It's vibrant hues and rich textures reflected the family's rise to wealth and leisure living. Throughout its evolution the property was always considered an elegant and stylish Victorian country home, and much attention was paid to the grounds surrounding the mansion and outbuildings.

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Tatiana Danger

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August 30, 2014
Rated 3.0

Great stop for history buffs. The tour is pretty informative and provides insight into the wealthy lifestyles of yesteryear.

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Plosue

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August 21, 2014

This is a beautiful home and a wonderful step back in time. The Prairie du Chien area is beautiful with the Mississippi River and the surrounding bluffs.

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May 30, 2015
Rated 5.0

Had a blast!! Very cool local history.

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Villa Louis Historic Site

521 N Villa Louis Rd
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
53821 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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