War of 1812 Battle of Prairie du Chien Reenactment

July 16, 2016 - July 17, 2016

Prairie Du Chien
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    British War of 1812 re-enactors march in formation

    British War of 1812 re-enactors march in formation
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    Riflemen fire during the annual battle re-enactment

    Riflemen fire during the annual battle re-enactment
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    The Villa Louis mansion at twilight

    The Villa Louis mansion at twilight

Visit a historic encampment and battle re-enactment on Wisconsin's only War of 1812 battlefield, now the west lawn of the Villa Louis estate. The War of 1812 came to Prairie du Chien on July 17, 1814, when U.S. and British-Canadian soldiers clashed on what is now the west lawn of the Villa Louis. Learn about the British assault on U.S. Fort Shelby in a battle scenario at 2:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Tour the camps and learn about military life in 1814.

Event Date Detail

Jul 16, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016

10am-4pm

History/Heritage Type

  • Re-enactments
  • State Historic Site
  • Military Heritage
  • Wisconsin History
  • Historic Homes

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes

Features

  • On Water