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Boat Tour - Following in their Footsteps 9-22-2019

Boat Tour - Following in their Footsteps 9-22-2019
Boat Tour - Following in their Footsteps 9-22-2019
Cruise through the lesser-traveled waters of the mighty Mississippi River as you follow the path of the soldiers who captured Fort Shelby during the Battle of Prairie du Chien.

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Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 1:00PM - 2:30PM: The riverboat tour will begin at 1:00pm and will last approximately 90 minutes. We will plan to depart from the landing near Villa Louis itself, but if the river level necessitates a different point of departure, we will inform all attendees as soon as possible.


Cost/Tickets: 
  • $25.00 Adults/General Admission (age 13 and up)
  • $12.50 Children (age 5-13)
  • $Free Children age 4 and under
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Physical tickets will not be mailed. Please save your confirmation email and check-in on site day of event.
  • WHS Member Discounts: Please click the "WHS Member Discount" tab, above.

Cruise through the lesser-traveled waters of the mighty Mississippi River as you follow the path of the soldiers who captured Fort Shelby during the Battle of Prairie du Chien and see the stunning scenery along the way.

Presentation by Mary Elise Antoine, author of The War of 1812 in Wisconsin. This event is not at Villa Louis; see location info, below.

This event is held in conjunction with a week-long series of events surrounding the Villa Louis' War of 1812: Battle of Prairie du Chien Re-enactment event that takes place annually on the Villa Louis grounds July 13-14.

Thank you to our media sponsor for this event: Prairie du Chien Tourism.  Info 1- 800-732-1673 www.prairieduchien.org

Location: The boat will dock at the beach across from the West Lawn of Villa Louis. Guests should check in at the Villa Louis' elevated visitor's center.  MAP

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







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

Tickets are not refundable.