Wade House field trips are about three hours long. This includes the
following sites and activities:
Authentically costumed historical interpreters guide your
students through the stagecoach inn, which once served weary travelers along the
Sparks fly and fires dance in the forge as the blacksmith
pounds hot iron into tools and items to be used by the townspeople of Greenbush.
A water-powered turbine generates energy to power the
up-and-down saw as it cuts logs into boards and planks for local use.
An interactive scavenger hunt tour engages children with more
than 120 horse- and hand-drawn vehicles from 1870 to 1915, all restored to their
A horse-drawn wagon transports you and your students through
the site at a true 19th-century pace (ride included with admission).
Browse a variety of entertaining and educational items related
to Wade House and the early history of Wisconsin.
New hands-on activity for every student! Students participate
and learn how to make 19th-century tallow candles.