These special tours will get you into the holiday spirit. Tours include a visit to the Dousman parlor for a Christmas recital on the restored 1879 Steinway Centennial D piano. The tours end in the kitchen where the Dousman cook has been busy perfecting her holiday menu. Enjoy sweet treats and hot cider by the warmth of the wood stove. A second weekend of Victorian Home for the Holidays will be held December 5–7.
521 Villa Louis Rd
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
The historic Villa Louis mansion is the centerpiece of a grand Victorian estate built by the family of Hercules Dousman, a frontier entrepreneur who amassed a fortune in the fur trade and other frontier investments. The mansion has just undergone a top-to-bottom documentary restoration that has returned the Dousman home to the splendor of its 1890s heyday, using British Arts and Crafts interior designs inspired by famed designer William Morris.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.