War of 1812- Battle of Prairie du Chien - July 13&14, 2019

War of 1812- Battle of Prairie du Chien - July 13&14, 2019
War of 1812- Battle of Prairie du Chien - July 13&14, 2019
Online Registration Closes Friday, July 12.

(Tickets will still be available at the site after online registration closes).
Pre-sale closed. Tickets can be purchased at Villa Louis day of event.
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The ground at the Villa Louis Mansion will once again shake from the roar of cannons and rifle volley fire at the War of 1812: Battle of Prairie du Chien event.

Following the battle, guests can tour the camps, learn more about military life in 1814, and enjoy hands-on activities for all ages. The Villa Louis Mansion will be open for tours throughout the event, and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Battle re-enactment will take place at 2:30 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Daily Admission Fees: Tickets are good for either Saturday OR Sunday attendance. If you want to attend both days, you will need two tickets. 

Date: Saturday, July 13 OR Sunday July 14 (tickets valid one day only). 


  • Saturday - Site open 10:00am to 9:00pm
  • Sunday - Site open 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • General Admission (13 yrs and up) - $15.00
  • Children 5-12 years old - $6.00
  • Children 4 and under - Free
  • Tickets are also available for purchase on-site day of event. 
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Physical tickets will not be mailed. Please save your confirmation email and check-in on site day of event. 
Location: Villa Louis (521 Villa Louis Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI)

Contact: Please call 608-326-2721 or email villalouis@wisconsinhistory.org with questions. 

This annual event highlights an important turning point in Wisconsin's history as the battle is re-enacted on the very grounds it took place on in 1814, over 200 years ago. Guests of all ages will be able to experience the true-to-life event through a variety of hands-on activities and re-creations.

The event occurs within the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Villa Louis Mansion in Prairie du Chien.  Guests will observe War of 1812 living-history enthusiasts set up American and British-Canadian encampments on the west lawn of Villa Louis.  Learn about the British assault on U.S. Fort Shelby in a battle scenario at 2:30pm both Saturday and Sunday.  This narrated battle re-enactment will also include rifle and cannon fire.  

Wisconsin Historical Society Member Discount
In addition to other benefits, members of the Wisconsin Historical Society can receive a 10% discount on most items in the online store and tickets to special events.

CLICK HERE to LEARN MORE  about member benefits and how to apply the discount code (your member number) at checkout.

This event is held rain-or-shine. Please plan ahead and dress for the weather.

Tickets are not refundable.