- Historic Sites
Embracing twenty-five acres along the Mississippi River on St. Feriole Island, the site includes the Villa Louis mansion complex, restored grounds and gardens, the Fur Trade Museum, Wisconsin’s only War of 1812 battlefield, and a museum store. The site has recently completed a documentary restoration of the mansion complex returning the buildings to their 1890’s appearance. With over 90% of its original contents, it is a textbook example of British Arts and Crafts design. As the site of the Battle of Prairie du Chien, Villa Louis hosts a reenactment of the battle each year.