GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Planning your visit is easier than ever with advance online ticketing. Browse our upcoming events or get your tickets for general admission today!

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Planning your visit is easier than ever with advance online ticketing. Browse our upcoming events or get your tickets for general admission today!

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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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We love history, but waiting in long lines is so last year! Purchase your admission tickets today to save time during your next visit.


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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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On the 9th Day of Site Reopening the Wade House gave to me ... 9 blacksmith workshops!

Have you ever wanted to visit a blacksmith shop? Are you curious to know what it takes to learn the trade? Click on the link below to sign up for one (or more) of our 9 blacksmithing workshops. You'll even get to take home your creation!

wadehouse.wisconsinhistory.org/upcoming-events/?fbclid=IwAR1xgIfZRBaiYsjQnJmI0HRmT6hmeYRXI088Vs8j...
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5 days ago
On the 9th Day of Site Reopening the Wade House gave to me ... 9 blacksmith workshops!

Have you ever wanted to visit a blacksmith shop? Are you curious to know what it takes to learn the trade? Click on the link below to sign up for one (or more) of our 9 blacksmithing workshops. Youll even get to take home your creation!

https://wadehouse.wisconsinhistory.org/upcoming-events/?fbclid=IwAR1xgIfZRBaiYsjQnJmI0HRmT6hmeYRXI088Vs8jBLhgtUXKX_ui-QtgL6c

On the 10th Day of Site Reopening the Wade House gave to me ... 10 sawmill logs!

Did you know that the Wade House historic grounds has its own working sawmill? Come and check out the Herrling Sawmill on the Mullet River during our opening weekend (May 28th and May 29th from 10:00am to 5:00pm). See you there!
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6 days ago
On the 10th Day of Site Reopening the Wade House gave to me ... 10 sawmill logs! 

Did you know that the Wade House historic grounds has its own working sawmill? Come and check out the Herrling Sawmill on the Mullet River during our opening weekend (May 28th and May 29th from 10:00am to 5:00pm). See you there!Image attachment

Hey there, NEIGHbor! Are you looking for something fun to do for Memorial Day weekend? Come visit us at the Wade House for Animal Adventure Weekend! This exciting and fun weekend is May 28th and May 29th from 10:00am - 5:00 pm. Stop on in for family-friendly activities and programs from local organizations such Marsh Haven Nature Center and the Humane Society of Sheboygan County, tour the historic Wade House, and even take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage!

For more information you can visit our website at wadehouse.wisconsinhistory.org
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6 days ago
Hey there, NEIGHbor! Are you looking for something fun to do for Memorial Day weekend? Come visit us at the Wade House for Animal Adventure Weekend! This exciting and fun weekend is May 28th and May 29th from 10:00am - 5:00 pm. Stop on in for family-friendly activities and programs from local organizations such Marsh Haven Nature Center and the Humane Society of Sheboygan County, tour the historic Wade House, and even take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage! 

For more information you can visit our website at wadehouse.wisconsinhistory.org