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Step back in time

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Quad Cities
Beautiful House and Interesting Tour

We visited for an afternoon tour. I would have given it five stars but the next day we visited... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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521 N Villa Louis Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821-1333
+1 608-326-2721
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank travelling-du0
Reviewed 17 July 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 6 July 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

Thank rtfritz
Reviewed 1 July 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 29 June 2018

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

Thank msb57
Reviewed 27 June 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 4 June 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 24 May 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

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The tour lasted about an hour and we could stay longer to tour some of the smaller buildings on the grounds. Our guide, Samantha, was very good at er position and had excellent responses for questions

1  Thank 38ronaldm
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Stopped by VL and enjoyed the open grounds, and fed the ducks, and had a great walk through the park.

Thank Alex W
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20 February 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.
2 September 2017|
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Response from Martha Q | 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
2 September 2017|
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Response from Martha Q | 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