Tasting History

Activate your taste buds at special food-themed weekends this summer. Enjoy sweet treats and savory snacks while creating your own culinary creations in our cozy historic kitchen.

Cool off with Summer Saturdays

Get a free water bottle when you visit during our giveaways on June 4, July 2 or August 6.
Visit early – this offer is only valid while supplies last!

children and a woman petting a horse's blonde mane

Experience Horse-Drawn Carriages and Historic Hospitality

Explore the horse-powered world that existed before planes, cars, and railroads. At Wade House, the golden era of carriages lives on, with historic structures and a state-of-the-art museum highlighting the wonder of travel.

Just like a 19th-century traveler, you’ll arrive at the site’s namesake 1850s stagecoach hotel built and operated by Sylvanus and Betsy Wade. Bake in the kitchens, relax to the soothing sounds of the piano, and belly up to the bar in the tavern. This amazing example of 19th-century architecture and culture is just one stop on your adventure through time.

Your journey also includes stunning nature trails and stops at the sawmill, blacksmith shop, and more. The state-of-the-art Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum includes interactive exhibits for all ages and is home to Wisconsin’s largest collection of carriages and wagons.

MORE TIME FOR FUN!

Planning your visit is easier than ever with advance online ticketing. Purchase your tickets today and make more time for fun on your next adventure.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Arts, Crafts, and Trades Fair

Sunday, August 28 | 10 AM – 4 PM

Show off your artistic side, get crafty, and learn some new skills at Wade House. Shop over 80 vendor booths, watch artisan demonstrations, enjoy the food trucks, listen to live music, and explore the historic site.

Best Deal in History!

Becoming a member is the best way to explore Wisconsin history. Members get free admission to our historic sites and discounts on special events!


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Another Tuesday, another trivia question!

This room is called a larder. A larder acts like a pantry and stores extra kitchen gadgets. So, that being said, why would there be a bed in here? Comment your guesses below.
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Another Tuesday, another trivia question!

This room is called a larder. A larder acts like a pantry and stores extra kitchen gadgets. So, that being said, why would there be a bed in here? Comment your guesses below.

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In event someone got sick or injured so they don’t have to be carried upstairs?

Domestic help slept there.