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 by carriage 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 scenic horse-drawn carriage rides along 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.
Save Time, Skip the Line!
We love history, but waiting in long lines is so last year! Purchase your admission tickets today to save time during your next visit.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Experience pioneer life, get wild on hidden trails, learn what day-to-day life was like for a civil war soldier, and enjoy a week of action-packed fun and learning through summer camps at Wade House. These camps will take curious campers on exciting daily adventures around the expansive historic site.
June 4 | July 2 | August 6
Cool off and #ExploreWisconsinHistory with us!
Get a water bottle when you visit Wade House on the first Saturday in June, July or August. Free gift can be picked up at the admission counter upon arrival. One gift per household.
Visit early – offer valid while supplies last!
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