Special Event

Spirits of St. Feriole Island

Saturday, October 28, 2017

5:30 - 9pm

EnlargeThe historic Villa Louis mansion illuminated at twilight

Villa Louis

The historic Victorian mansion illuminated at twilight

Get in the spooky spirit of Halloween with the ghosts of St. Feriole Island’s past! This event will feature lamplight tours of Villa Louis and its grounds, an authentic Victorian wake in the parlor, and plenty of “spirits” around to tell tales of the weird and mysterious from the era of the fur trade through the time of the Dousmans.


Villa Louis
Villa Louis, 521 Villa Louis Rd
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Location Information

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.

Accessibility Information

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