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“authentic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wade House

Wade House
W7965 State Highway 23, Just off Hwy 23, Greenbush, WI
920-526-3271
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Owner description: Now in its 61st year of operation, Wade House historic site is owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Set upon 240 rolling acres near the northern reaches of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, the site celebrates the world of plank road stagecoach travel, horse-drawn transportation, and mid-19th-century settlement and town building. The new Wade House Visitor Center and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum offers a rich array of exhibits providing orientation to the site and its themes. The wonder of Wisconsin's largest collection of carriages and wagons awaits each visitor to the site in the new, state-of-the-art 20,000 square-foot carriage museum. A visit to the site's historic area includes a guided tour of the 27-room stagecoach hotel built in 1850 and active demonstrations by costumed staff in the Dockstader Blacksmith Shop and Herrling Sawmill, which features an up-and-down saw powered by the Mullet River. Visitors are transported to and from the historic area via horse-drawn wagon, or they may enjoy a scenic boardwalk and walking trail. The Visitor Center includes a Gift Store and the Butternut Cafe, which offers lunch to museum visitors or travelers from 11 am - 2 pm daily.
Reeseville,Wi
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“authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Costumed guides make history come alive. This is what country life was like before RRs. Stagecoach inns that served food and liquor(unfortunately only to men) and sitting room for women plus ballroom.

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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“very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Had a wonderful visit here it was all done up for halloween and the main house was closed, but when one of the staff knew we were visiting from england she opened it up for us and gave us a most interesting guided tour. There is so much to see here.

Visited October 2012
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Lomira, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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“History you can walk through”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I enjoyed walking through the buildings, learning about how things were done and seeing the architecture and furnishings of the home and businesses. Especially fun when they are having a special day or the holiday decorations are up.

Visited July 2012
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Kids will like the horses and black smith shop. Very interesting. The guide was very nice. I liked the saw mill and the carrage's. Nice place to spend the day

Visited August 2012
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Brownsville, Wisconsin, United States
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“historical”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

The uniforms and those who perform the reinactments are true to form, and its very interesting to experience the world as we don't know it. Bring the kids...

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