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Start Date: 7/19/2014
End Date: 7/20/2014
Event Times: 10 am–5 pm

Contact Info

E-mail: villalouis@

Phone: 608-326-2721
Fax: 608-326-5507

War of 1812 in Wisconsin: Bicentennial Re-enactment

The War of 1812 came to Prairie du Chien on July 17, 1814, when U.S. and British-Canadian soldiers clashed on what is now the west lawn of the Villa Louis. Re-enactors will interpret events from the historic event through a living history camp and a narrated battle each day. The battle re-enactments will take place at 4 pm Saturday and 2:30 pm Sunday.

Ticket Info: Adults $10; children (5-17) $5; students and senior citizens (65 and over) $8.50; family (two adults and two or more dependent children 5-17) $27.

Location Description: 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.

Venue: Villa Louis

Address: 521 Villa Louis Rd
PO Box 65

City: Prairie du Chien

Accessibility Info: Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.

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