War of 1812 - Villa Louis

Annual War of 1812 Re-enactment and Celebration at Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

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. 

Online ticket sales will begin before the next re-enactment and celebration. Please check back!

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