Explore the horse-powered world that existed before planes, cars, and railroads. At Wade House, the golden era of carriages lives on forever, with historic structures and a state-of-the-art museum highlighting all its wonders. The site features the stagecoach hotel built and owned by Sylvanus and Betsey Wade, the first European settlers of Greenbush, who purchased several hundred acres in the area, established the village in 1845, and opened the hotel in 1851. The inn was a perfectly located in the dense forest of the Wisconsin frontier, halfway between Fond du Lac and Sheboygan, on a popular stagecoach trail.
This amazing example of 19th-century architecture and culture is just one stop on your adventure through time. The site is also home to a blacksmith shop, sawmill, and the Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum, which houses Wisconsin’s largest collection of carriages and wagons. At Wade House, your day will be fun, engaging, enriching, and authentic. Encounter history by exploring sensory-rich spaces, stories, and activities for all.