An 1870 Victorian mansion built by the family of Hercules Dousman, an entrepreneurial frontiersman who parlayed various investments into a fortune. His son Louis and wife Nina Dousman built the Villa Louis as the centerpiece of their sprawling country estate. Today the home is restored to its British Arts-and-Crafts-style elegance during its heyday in the 1890s.
Hours of Operation
Villa Louis is open May 13-31 from 10am-3pm Monday-Thursday and from 10am-4pm Friday-Sunday, daily June 1-September 10 from 10am-4pm, and September 11-November 12 from 10am-3pm Monday-Thursday and from 10am-4pm Friday-Sunday.
Villa Louis is located in Prairie du Chien, 62 miles south of La Crosse on US-35.
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