Take a peek behind the velvet ropes of a historic house museum. This tour presents a more in-depth look at the Dousman family and their home and gives a glimpse into the day-to-day inner workings of this restored Victorian mansion. Each round of behind-the-scenes tours features the care and keeping of a different object from the Dousman family collection. Tours include visits to the nooks and crannies of this restored mansion, including the attic and basement!
Reservations are required and tours last approximately 2 hours, beginning at 10:30am and 2:30pm.
Villa Louis, 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.