Wade House Historic Site

Welcome to a horse-powered world!

Visit the Wade House Historic Site to experience what it was like when travelers and horses rested in Greenbush and when life and business in the area bustled as the new town grew and prospered. Come and see our amazing Visitor Center and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum, which features the state’s largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles.

Then take a horse-drawn ride back in time to learn how your relatives lived before indoor plumbing and electricity as you tour a stately 27-room stagecoach hotel. Center and Carriage Museum open year-round. A visit to the Wade House Historic Site is a fun-filled day for family and friends to walk in the footsteps of their ancestors in a gorgeous outdoor setting amidst the Kettle Moraine.


Location

W7965 Highway 23, Greenbush, WI

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • On-Site Parking

Events

59th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

59th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Artisans and craftspeople from across Wisconsin come to Wade House to display and sell their wares at one of the most longstanding fairs of its kind in eastern Wisconsin. There is something for everyone at this lively family event on the tree-lined grounds of the Wade House Historic Site.

Some of the regions' best artists and craftsmen will exhibit at this fair and employ a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, printmaking, jewelry, fiber art, glass, wood, leather, metal, and photography. This outdoor celebration of the arts also features good food with a wide range of culinary delights.

Breakfast at the Inn

Breakfast at the Inn

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Enjoy a delicious hearth-cooked meal, prepared with their own hands, in the Wade House stagecoach hotel. Getting to make and eat your own breakfast the way Americans did in the late 1800s is a great way to become immersed in your own history. Guests will get a unique perspective on the history of Wisconsin and you get a delicious meal!

Authentic recipes from late-19th-century cookbooks will be referenced as guests chop, stir, season, roast and prepare their morning meal. Once breakfast is ready, participants gather family-style in the lovely Wade House dining room for a wonderful sit-down meal with lively conversation. The menu will feature a delectably abundant feast of New England pancakes, eggs and tomatoes, toad-in-the-hole, quick biscuits, fried potatoes, baked apples, apple cider, and coffee.

Advanced reservations required.