WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Union soldiers take aim across the battlefield

Featured Programs

Featured Programs & Events

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

Carriage Driving Days

July 18-19, 2020

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

Sept. 25-27, 2020

This annual event brings the 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

Breakfasts At The Inn

Enjoy a delicious hearth-cooked meal, prepared with your own hands the way Americans did in the late 1800s! More information on 2020 dates coming soon.