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Wade House Historic Site

Activity Overview

Wade House Historic site in Greenbush, Wisconsin is a 240-acre historic site consisting of many historic structures. The Wade house was constructed in 1849, the Wade house was restored in 1953. The historic site features a visitor center and carriage museum; the carriage museum displays horse-drawn vehicles, it has carriages, wagons and more. See the water-powered Herrling sawmill that is a restored mill on site, special events such as civil war weekend is annually celebrated at the site. Wade House historic site is open year-round to tours.

Things to Do

  • Explore the historic Wade house, the historic stagecoach hotel that was built in 1850, see the blacksmiths shop those were vital for carriage travel at that time.
  • The Wesley W. Jung carriage museum is a wonderful museum showcasing a diverse and stunning collection of horse carriages, sleighs, wagons and more.
  • Take a self-guided tour of the carriage museum and see many horse and hand-drawn vehicles, see historic dairy company carriages and fire fighters.
  • Want to enjoy a scenic ride in a classic way, take a ride on a historic horse-drawn wagon, explore the picturesque boardwalk and walking trail.
  • Enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the Butternut cafe; enjoy baked goods, ice cream and more.
  • Shop for children's books, handmade ornaments and crafts, candies and souvenirs at the museum store.

Wade House Historic site Insider Tips

  • Some historic areas are closed during the winter season.

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