Villa Louis Historic Site
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Take a step back in time to the Victorian age with a visit to the Villa Louis Mansion in Prairie du Chien, WI. Hercules Louis Dousman (1800 – 1868) acquired a large fortune through his various enterprises as a fur trader, lumberman, land speculator and frontier entrepreneur. In the mid-1840s the…
Although we have not been to this historical spot, it comes highly recommended by TripAdvisor (lots of 5-star reviews) and has been personally recommended to us by friends. If any of our guests have comments following a visit to Villa Louis, we would love to hear about it!
Walk through the doors of the Villa Louis Mansion and step into the life of one of Wisconsin’s most prosperous historic families. Stroll through the extravagant lifestyle of the Dousman family from the fur trade industry to the end of the 19th century. Located on the banks of the Mississippi River…