Special Event

Following in their Footsteps: Boat Tour

Sunday, September 22, 2019


EnlargeBoat Tour

Boat Tour


Cruise through the lesser-traveled waters of the mighty Mississippi River as you follow the path of the soldiers who captured Fort Shelby during the Battle of Prairie du Chien and see the stunning scenery along the way.

Presentation by Mary Elise Antoine, author of "The War of 1812 in Wisconsin."


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.