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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
May 4-Oct 31, 2013. Open daily 9:30am-5pm. Guided tours begin on the hour from 10am-4pm. Group tours by appointment only.
Located on St. Feriole Island on the Mississippi River (from Madison, take Highway 18 west to Prairie du Chien; from La Crosse take Highway 35 south)
- On Water
- Disabled Access
- State Historic Site
- Military Heritage
- Wisconsin History
- Historic Homes
State Historic Sign Site
Events: Villa Louis