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HOURS & ADMISSIONS

HOURS

WINTER

Visitor Center &
Carriage Museum Only

Nov. 6 – Jan. 4
Saturdays & Sundays
10 AM – 5 PM

Jan. 5 – May. 26
Saturdays
10 AM – 5 PM

SPRING, SUMMER & FALL

May 27 – Nov. 4
Wednesday – Sunday
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, Thanksgiving Holiday & Weekend, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

ADMISSION

WINTER PRICING

Nov. 5 – May 22

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

SPRING, SUMMER & FALL 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.

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

DIRECTIONS

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

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

  1. 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).
  2. 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.


FIELD TRIPS & GROUP TOURS

Field Trips

The best day of your school year awaits! Don’t just read about history, experience it! Field Trips at the Wisconsin Historical Society’s historic sites and museums allow students to step into the worlds they’re studying through fun adventures and engaging experiences around the state for grades k-12.

a woman and kid dressed in clothes from the time playing with a toy

Group Tours

Travel Together Through Time and bring your group tour to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s sites and museums. Experience the worlds and wonders of Wisconsin’s past. Book your group tour today! Tours include private guide(s) that can be customized to meet the needs and interests of your group.


SHOPPING & GIFTS

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!


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.
Wade House may occasionally photograph or video visitors for educational and promotional use. Attendance on premises constitutes implied consent for use of the visitors’ likeness in Wade House and Wisconsin Historical Society educational and promotional materials.