Welcome to a Horse-Powered World.
Wade House Historic Site offers a glimpse back to a horse-powered world. Visit the site to experience what it was like when travelers and horses rested in Greenbush for a time and when life and business in the area bustled as the new town grew and prospered.
Wade House Stagecoach Hotel
Visit the restored Wade House and see what it was like to spend the night on the old plank road. For stagecoach travelers taking the all-day, 40 mile journey between Sheboygan and Fond du Lac in the 1850s, the Wade House hotel was a very welcome halfway point. The 27 rooms of the nationally-landmarked stagecoach inn come to life through costumed guides.
Herrling Sawmill & Dockstader Blacksmith Shop
Hear the ring of a blacksmith’s anvil and watch sparks fly at the blacksmith shop as everyday tools of the 1850s are made and mended. Visit an authentic replica of an 1860s working water-powered sawmill and feel the rumble of an up-and-down muley saw, the only one in the state of Wisconsin.
The Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum
The wonder of Wisconsin’s largest collection of carriages and wagons awaits each visitor to Wade House in the new, state-of-the-art 20,000 square-foot carriage museum. The collection features nearly 100 horse-and hand-drawn carriages and vehicles that span the period from 1870 to 1915 – the heyday of the horse!
Visit the site to experience what it was like when travelers and horses rested in Greenbush for a time and when life and business in the area bustled as the new town grew and prospered.
Advance registration is required for all programs – call today to reserve a spot.
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