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

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Open for the Season

Wade House will be open for General Admission August 20 through October 31. There will be no horse drawn carriage rides.


4 people work separately in a blacksmithing forge. A young girl hammers some molten metal in the foreground, and a young boy and older man watch the forge fire, gloves to protect hands at the ready. One other man wearing a leather apron is in the background working with some metal

Blacksmithing Workshops

Strike while the iron is hot, hear the “clang” of the hammer, and feel the heat from the forge as you craft your own project during an interactive blacksmithing workshop at Wade House. Forging items with you own hands is a unique experience guests will never forget. Workshops cover a variety of subjects and skill levels to match individual interests and needs. A boxed lunch is provided.

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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.

Enjoy 10 percent off store items as a Wisconsin Historical Society member.

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



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.