Enjoy a culinary tour of the late 19th century with actual menus and recipes from the Dousman family, who built and lived at Villa Louis.
Explore the foods, etiquette, and technology of the Victorian era and get a real taste of the time period with samples of jams and preserves with the director of Villa Louis, Susan Caya-Slusser.
Pendarvis, 114 Shake Rag St
Mineral Point, WI 53565-1063
Tucked away in historic Mineral Point, Pendarvis celebrates the restoration and preservation efforts of Robert Neal and Edgar Hellum, who saved a significant part of Wisconsin’s past. Their legacy includes the six historic stone and stone-and-log cottages which comprise Pendarvis today, built by Cornish immigrants in the 1840s during the Wisconsin Territory's lead-mining boom. Nearby Merry Christmas Mine Hill still bears the signs of early mining activity, and a 43-acre restored prairie reveals the unspoiled wilderness found by the first arriving settlers.
Partially handicapped accessible. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring a wheelchair for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.