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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!

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!

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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.

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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.


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A black boy participating in a Wade House summer camp, fishing on a river with other kids in the background.

SUMMER CAMPS

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.

Summer Saturdays

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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Oh my, would you look at the thyme!

Wade House Historic Site is open today from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Explore our 1850s stagecoach hotel, traveling forge, sawmill, and more! For more information and to purchase admission, tap the link below.

wadehouse.wisconsinhistory.org
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Oh my, would you look at the thyme! 

Wade House Historic Site is open today from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Explore our 1850s stagecoach hotel, traveling forge, sawmill, and more! For more information and to purchase admission, tap the link below. 

http://wadehouse.wisconsinhistory.org

On our last day of Pioneer Camp, campers got to visit our Traveling Forge. Here, they learned the basics of blacksmithing and even got the chance to forge their own project! It was a great week of camp for all. ... See MoreSee Less

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On our last day of Pioneer Camp, campers got to visit our Traveling Forge. Here, they learned the basics of blacksmithing and even got the chance to forge their own project! It was a great week of camp for all.Image attachment

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