Plan

Plan Your Visit


NEW SUMMER HOURS START MAY 28!

While the Visitor’s Center and Carriage Museum remain open to guests, the full Wade House site will reopen for the season on May 28. Summer tickets will be available for purchase online beginning April 30. Until then you can purchase tickets onsite. We can’t wait to see you.

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HOURS & ADMISSIONS

HOURS

WINTER

Nov. 6 – May 22
Visitor Center &
Carriage Museum Only
Saturdays – Sundays
10 AM – 5 PM

SUMMER

May 28 – Oct. 30
Daily

10 AM – 5 PM

Wade House is closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

ADMISSION

WINTER PRICING
Nov. 6 – May 22

Adults (13-64): $8
Senior (65+): $6
Child (5-12): $4
Children under 5: FREE
*bluestar initiative

Wisconsin Historical Society members receive free general admission and 10% off events.

ADMISSION

SUMMER PRICING
May 28 – Oct. 30

Adults (13-64): $15
Senior (65+): $13
Child (5-12): $8
Children under 5: FREE
*bluestar initiative

Wisconsin Historical Society members receive free general admission and 10% off events.

*Free gift with admission while supplies last!

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

DIRECTIONS

Wade House Historic Site is located just off Highway 23, halfway between Sheboygan and Fond du Lac.

TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON HWY 23
(Towards Fon du Lac)

Do not take the left turn lane by the building.
Take the next left a few hundred yards ahead by the brown Wade House Historic Site sign.
Enter the long drive that will take you to the Visitor’s Center Driveway.

TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON HWY 23
(Towards Sheboygan)

Look for the Wade House Historic Site driveway entrance a few hundred yards ahead of the building (do NOT turn on Plank Road/Hwy. T).
If you get to Plank Road you have gone too far and will need to take the next available u-turn on Hwy. 23 and enter from the westbound direction.

PARKING

On-site vehicle parking is available for FREE at the Wade House Carriage Museum.


GROUP TOURS

Details

Book your group tour today! Tours include private guide(s) that can be customized to meet the needs and interests of your group. Free onsite bus parking.

Min: 10 | Max: 30

Groups over 12 will be split

Please note onsite dining is only available on select dates. Reservations needed 2 weeks in advance.

Pricing

$13.00 per guest
*bluestar initiative

Tour operators/guides/drivers: FREE

Payment due on arrival. Check-in at Visitor Center.

For more information, or to book, contact us at wadehouse@wisconsinhistory.org or call 902-526-3271.


SHOPPING

Some of the products available at the Wade House gift store

Choose a special, unique gift as a souvenir during your visit to Wade House.

Double discounts for members 

Wisconsin Historical Society members
who shop in-person at our sites and museums from June 1 – July 31 will receive 20% off, double the normal 10% member discount!  Join today.

Many of the items we sell in store are available online. Explore the gifts and books that are for sale!


ACCESSIBILITY & SAFETY

We care about your safety! Please make sure to stay home if you’re sick and follow these CDC guidelines when you visit us.

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 Hotel 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.