© Photographed June 13, 2015
Prairie du Chein, Crawford County, Wisconsin
The Fur Trade Museum is located on St. Feriole Island, at Villa Louis State Historic Site, at the intersection of North Water Street and Bolvin Street, Prairie du Chein, Wisconsin 53821.
Villa Louis: Fur Trade Museum
The property is a National Historic Landmark (one of only 42 in Wisconsin).
National Register Number: 66000800
Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
Constructed c. 1828, this stone building, one of the American Fur Company's principal establishments, recalls the Astor empire and Prairie du Chien's prominence as a fur trading center. The warehouse was flooded in 2001.
The west side of the building (that faces the Mississippi River).
The south and east sides of the building.
Nearby train . . .
With the Mississippi River visible in the background.