Hearthside Dinners

Hearthside Dinners at Wade House.

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Hearthside dinners at Wade House.

Guests help prepare a midday meal as Betsey Wade routinely did for stagecoach travelers a century and a half ago.

Plan to Attend a Hearthside Dinner

Wade House bustles with activity as guests anticipate a savory meal of a bygone era. Guests participate in a special Hearthside Dinner program, living the history of the 1860s as they work together to prepare a meal in the kitchens of the Wade House stagecoach hotel.

The sounds and smells of the 19th century come to life as stove and fireplace fires are lit and guests chop and stir, season and roast, preparing their midday meal as Betsey Wade routinely did for stagecoach travelers a century and a half ago.

Put yourself in the shoes of Wisconsin traveler in the stagecoach era:

  • Help prepare a stagecoach era meal
  • Learn about the typical foods served and preparation methods of the times
  • Enjoy the fruits of your labor in the Wade House dining room
  • View or download a Hearthside Dinner menu (PDF, 182 KB)

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