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Villa Louis Field Trip

Villa Louis - a historic site

'Villa Louis' Field Trip | Wisconsin Historical Society

Enter the world of Victorian America at Villa Louis where field trip components include:

  • Villa Louis Mansion Tour: a thought-provoking tour of the meticulously restored mansion, which contains over 90 percent of its original furnishings.
  • Fur Trade Museum Store Exhibit: an interactive tour where students learn the history of the fur trade in Wisconsin.
  • History Hike: an outdoor scavenger hunt for historic facts that enable students to assemble the chronology of the many layers of the site's long history.
  • Museum Store: a well-stocked array of toys, books, and so much more inspired by the fur trade, the Battle of Praire du Chien, and life in 19th-century America.
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Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien, WI

Villa Louis field trips encourage students to think like historians while learning about the fur trade and the world of 1890s upper-class Victorian America.

Program Details
AttributeDescription
Length135 minutes
Availability7 days a week from late Apr - early Nov
Maximum group sizeMaximum group size 100 students. Arrangements can be made for larger groups.
LocationVilla Louis, 521 N. Villa Louis Road, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
LunchPicnic tables, shelters, and restrooms are located 2 blocks away at Lawler City Park.
Grade LevelDesigned for 4th grade students, but can be adapted to other grade levels
Cost$5 per student

Free admission for teachers

$10.50 each addtional adult

Reserve Your Field Trip

Call 608-326-2721 or email us for available dates and other information.

About Villa Louis

Experience Victorian life during the 19th century as you visit the estate of one of Wisconsin's most prosperous families, built on the site of the Battle of Prairie du Chien and deeply influenced by the area's fur trade.

Directions, Transportation, Parking:

To get directions, parking maps and more see Locations and Directions to Villa Louis.

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