Villa Louis

View Website Favorite (6) 521 N Villa Louis Rd - Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821
Information: 608-326-2721

Villa Louis opens in mid-May to the end of October. Please call or visit the website for specific dates and times.

Temporarily closed due to flooding, we will reopen Friday, June 7th. Visit web site or facebook pages for updates. 

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 it's British Arts-and-Crafts-style elegance during its heyday in the 1890's.

  • Features
    • Disabled Access
    • On Water
  • State Historic Sign Site
    • Yes
  • Museum/Gallery Type
    • Historical
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Re-enactments
    • State Historic Site
    • Military Heritage
    • Wisconsin History
    • Historic Homes

Nearby Places

Riverfront History Walk 9/21/2019 Prairie Du Chien - 0 miles away
Villa Louis Carriage Classic 9/06/2019 - 9/08/2019 Prairie Du Chien - 0.01 miles away
Mississippi Mud Run 9/14/2019 Prairie du Chien - 0.3 miles away
Visiting Our Ancestors - Cemetery Walk 10/05/2019 Prairie Du Chien - 1.04 miles away
Shihata Orchard Fest 10/05/2019 - 10/06/2019 Prairie du Chien - 4.25 miles away
Labor Day Celebration 8/30/2019 - 9/02/2019 Wauzeka - 14.28 miles away
Ferryville Fall Fest & Market in the Park 9/21/2019 Ferryville - 20 miles away
Apple Festival 9/27/2019 - 9/29/2019 Gays Mills - 23.86 miles away

Travel Green Wisconsin Certified


Certified: (Req. 30 Points)

To be certified through Travel Green Wisconsin, all participants must achieve at least 30 points on the Travel Green Wisconsin Checklist. The more points a business attains, the greener they are in their operations.

Green Innovations

  • Reusable goods are used instead of disposables, such as cloth linens and glassware at food programs; cloth rags are used for cleaning.
  • Compostable materials are used instead of plastic.
  • Organization prioritizes environmental sustainability in the selection of construction materials.
  • When appliances and equipment are replaced, the organization makes the commitment to purchase or lease them with ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and equipment.