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!

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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 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.


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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.

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Included in our vendor lineup is The Nutman Company USA, Inc. They offer packaged nuts, snack mixes, corn nuggets, and candy. Better yet, all of their products are sourced within the United States! Yum. 😋The Nutman Company USA will be at our Arts, Crafts, and Trades Fair August 28th! ... See MoreSee Less

7 hours ago
Included in our vendor lineup is The Nutman Company USA, Inc. They offer packaged nuts, snack mixes, corn nuggets, and candy. Better yet, all of their products are sourced within the United States! Yum. 😋The Nutman Company USA will be at our Arts, Crafts, and Trades Fair August 28th!

Do you remember going on a school fieldtrip to Wade House when you were younger? It really was the highlight of the school year. Why not relive those days and help to provide a great experience for our school visitors?

We are looking for volunteers to help out during our school tour season! Our school tours take place throughout the month of October. Volunteers are needed in our Carriage Museum as well as with providing directions.

If this sounds of interest to you, please contact Emily Martinsen (Wade House Education and Program Assistant) for more information. Her email is emily.martinsen@wisconsinhistory.org
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17 hours ago
Do you remember going on a school fieldtrip to Wade House when you were younger? It really was the highlight of the school year. Why not relive those days and help to provide a great experience for our school visitors? 

We are looking for volunteers to help out during our school tour season! Our school tours take place throughout the month of October. Volunteers are needed in our Carriage Museum as well as with providing directions. 

If this sounds of interest to you, please contact Emily Martinsen (Wade House Education and Program Assistant) for more information. Her email is emily.martinsen@wisconsinhistory.org

It's Ginger Beer Day at Wade House!

Make a trip out to the site today to partake in the latest Tasting History Weekend Event, and taste some refreshing and tart ginger beer! Experience is included within the cost of general admission.
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19 hours ago
Its Ginger Beer Day at Wade House!

Make a trip out to the site today to partake in the latest Tasting History Weekend Event, and taste some refreshing and tart ginger beer! Experience is included within the cost of general admission.