Villa Louis

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Information: 608-326-2721

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.

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

Nearby Places

Villa Louis Presents: Wisconsin Women of Style - The Victorian Wedding 5/06/2017 - 8/06/2017 Prairie Du Chien - 0 miles away
Fun Fest & Flea Market 6/02/2017 - 6/03/2017 Fennimore - 25.92 miles away
The Great Wine and Chocolate Trail 5/27/2017 - 5/28/2017 Fennimore - 30.78 miles away
The Great Wine and Chocolate Trail 5/27/2017 - 5/28/2017 Potosi - 34.17 miles away
The Great Wine and Chocolate Trail 5/27/2017 - 5/28/2017 Highland - 36.41 miles away
The Great Wine and Chocolate Trail 5/27/2017 - 5/28/2017 Muscoda - 40.29 miles away
Memorial Day Parade and Program 5/29/2017 Richland Center - 43.95 miles away
Iowa County Dairy Breakfast 6/03/2017 Dodgeville - 49.39 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.