WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The front of the Visitor Center at the Wade House historical site.

Plan Your Visit


PLAN YOUR VISIT

Wade House Historic Site is located just off Highway 23, halfway between Sheboygan and Fond du Lac. Set upon 240 rolling acres within the northern reaches of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, the site celebrates the world of plank road stagecoach travel, horse-drawn transportation, and mid-19th century settlement and town building.

HOURS & DIRECTIONS

CURRENT HOURS

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • FROM MILWAUKEE

    Take US-43 north to WI-57 north (Exit 97). Continue on WI-57 to WI-23 in Plymouth. Head west
    on WI-23 approximately six miles to Greenbush, following signs to the site.

  • FROM MADISON

    Take WI-151north to Fond du Lac. Take the WI-23/Johnson Street exit. Take WI-23 east approximately 17 miles to Greenbush, following signs to the site.

  • FROM GREEN BAY

    Take I-43 south to WI-23 to Sheboygan. Take WI-23 west approximately 20 miles to Greenbush, following signs to the site.

  • FROM APPLETON / FOX CITIES

    Take US-41 south to WI-23 in Fond du Lac. Take WI-23 east approximately 20 miles to Greenbush, following signs to the site.

  • FROM CHICAGO

    Take I-294/I-94 north to Milwaukee. Continue through the city on US-43, exiting onto WI-57 north (Exit 97). Continue on WI-57 to WI-23 in Plymouth. Head west on WI-23 approximately six miles to Greenbush, following signs to the site.

  • SEASONAL HOURS

    May 26th – Oct. 14th

    Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Oct. 14th through mid to late May

    We will be closed for the winter season.

  • BUTTERNUT CAFE

    Closed for the season

ADMISSIONS

  • SUMMER ADMISSIONS

    Adults (18-64): $12
    Students/Seniors (65 & older): $10
    Children (5-17): $6
    Family (up to 2 adults and 2 or more dependent
    children 5-17): $33
    Wisconsin Historical Society Members:
    FREE

    * Summer admission prices valid with the
    exception of certain special events. See our event
    calendar
    for more information.

    ABOUT THE SUMMER SEASON
    During the summer season visitors take a horse-drawn
    wagon ride to access the entire site,
    including:
    • Wade House Stagecoach Hotel
    • Dockstader Blacksmith Shop
    • Herrling Sawmill

    Summer Season Dates: May 26, 2018

  • WINTER ADMISSIONS

    Adults (18-64): $7
    Students/Seniors (65 & older): $6
    Children (5-17): $3.50
    Family (up to 2 adults and 2 or more dependent
    children 5-17): $19
    Wisconsin Historical Society Members:
    FREE

    * Winter admission prices valid with the
    exception of certain special events. See our event
    calendar
    for more information.

    ABOUT THE WINTER SEASON

We accept all forms

The front desk in the Wade House visitor center

ACCESSIBILITY

Wade House is located on 240 acres near the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Many pathways are level but somewhat rugged.
Due to the scale used in our historic buildings, access to the Wade House Inn and Herling Sawmill is somewhat limited. Reasonable accommodations can be made for individuals requiring mobility assistance. For more information regarding access to site buildings, grounds and programs please contact Wade House at 920-526-3271.

While no pets are allowed on the museum grounds, service animals are permitted for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

NEARBY HOTELS

  • Sheboygan County


    Wade House is located in Sheboygan county, which is nestled between the shores of Lake Michigan and the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Sheboygan county is a haven for sports enthusiasts, but also offers myriad culture attractions and festivals for all occasions. See more information about Sheboygan County hotels and amenities at the Tourism Alliance of Sheboygan County.

  • In the Area
    • For more information on restaurants, hotels and other attractions near Wade House, visit our sister site Travel Wisconsin.
      For information on bed & breakfast options in the area, visit the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association.