WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Union soldiers take aim across the battlefield

Featured Programs

Featured Programs & Events

Carriage Driving Days

Come see horses of every size, shape, and color hitched to elegant carts and carriages as they compete for division championships at the Wade House Carriage Driving Days.

Civil War Weekend

This annual special event brings the American Civil War to life. Held the last full weekend of September, Civil War Weekend is two action-filled days of battle re-enactments, military drills, medical demonstrations, period music, food, and more.

Union soldiers fire a cannon downfield

Historic Base Ball

Historic base ball at Wade House is the re-creation of the styles, speech, rules and terminology of the 1860s game. It's not only a competitive game, but also a re-enactment of baseball life, similar to an American Civil War re-enactment.

The Wade House baseball team poses next to the scoreboard

Hearthside Dinners

Wade House bustles with activity as guests anticipate a savory meal of a bygone era. Guests participate in a special Hearthside Dinner program, living the history of the 1860s as they work together to prepare a meal in the kitchens.

The fireplace is going at the Hearthside dinner

Breakfast At The Inn

Enjoy a delicious hearth-cooked meal, prepared with your own hands the way Americans did in the late 1800’s!