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Villa Louis

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Fun and fascinating tour of a 19th-century mansion

I assumed that this would be a typical old house full of old things and not very interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David N
Step back in time

A wonderful tour by a passionate guide in costume. The house is beautiful and the original... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
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  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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This Victorian house includes relics from the area's history, including a battle in the War of 1812.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
521 N Villa Louis Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821-1333
+1 608-326-2721
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I assumed that this would be a typical old house full of old things and not very interesting. Thanks to the excellent tour guide it was so much more than that! She brought the history of this interesting family to life as if she'd known...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot believe I just paid $10 of my hard-earned money for this tour. Yes, the house is a great capture of the time. Yes, the guy was rich. However, our tour guide was simply horrible. She was a nice enough girl, but she had...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

A wonderful tour by a passionate guide in costume. The house is beautiful and the original furniture (complete with photos) are on display. The family that built this and lived here were highlighted.

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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We visited for an afternoon tour. I would have given it five stars but the next day we visited Taliesin, and this place just couldn’t compete! However, it is a beautiful Victorian house with impressive grounds. The signage was lacking from inside the town and...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2018

Attending a wedding in Prairie du Chien and had a morning to check out the area. Decided to take the tour. Our tour guide was a history PhD Candidate and was very knowledgeable of the local early American history. Tour took about an hour and...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2018

While tours are on the hour, you apparently have to get there much earlier than that to get a tour because of the small groups that take.

Thank Jerry W
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Good place to see turn of century lining. Tour guide knew her information and could answer all our questions

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

We visited in late June, and the staff was getting ready for the wedding of someone related to staff associated with the house. What a wonderful place to get married! The visitor center is elevated, because of the flooding in the area occasionally. The house...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

We walked around on our own, opting not to pay for a tour. Not a whole lot is accessible without paying but we were able to get some nice pictures. There is a pond area as well as a small flower garden area for some...More

Thank victoriah788
Reviewed May 23, 2018

We visited very early in the season. Our mansion walk through consisted of a tour guide and just the two of us. Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable explaining to us the history of the home, its occupants, furnishings and she pointed out many...More

1  Thank TravelingWizard
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February 20, 2018|
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Response from douglasl739 | Reviewed this property |
The tour is about an hour, I believe. Then you will want some time for the grounds and gift shop. Total? About 2- hours. If you are going now, call ahead for late-winter/spring conditions.
September 2, 2017|
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Response from MarthaQ79 | Reviewed this property |
Those rates listed previously are for the Carriage Classic event held each year on the Villa Louis grounds. I have never had to make reservations to visit Villa Louis. Even when it's been crowded, you sign up for a timed... More
September 2, 2017|
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Response from MarthaQ79 | Reviewed this property |
ADMISSION Adults (18-64) $12.50 Children (5-17) (children 4 and under are free) $6 Students/Seniors (65 & older) $10.50 Group Tour – Child (5-17) $5 Group Tour – Adult $10.50 Wisconsin Historical Society Members FREE