A Wade House Christmas
A horse-drawn decorated wagon hauls guests through the woods to the Wade House stagecoach hotel.
Guests will experience the magic of a mid-19th-century Christmas celebration at the Wade House stagecoach hotel during December 2-3 as well as December 9-10. Yankee and German holiday traditions, including rooms bedecked with fresh evergreen garlands, period crafts and games for young and old, stories from yesteryear and horse-drawn wagon rides will make for a memorable experience.
On Saturday, Dec. 2nd ONLY, Wade House will celebrate the 150th wedding anniversary of Althea and Hollis Wade by re-enacting their December 25th, 1867 wedding. The wedding ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. in the ladies' parlor of the Wade House Stagecoach Inn.
The festivities continue in the new Wade House Visitor Center and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum, where seasonal decor, live music and gingerbread cookies will help to spread holiday cheer.
Wade House Historic Site, W7965 State Hwy 23
Wade House, an 1850s stagecoach inn built to serve traffic along the plank road that connected Fond du Lac and Sheboygan, tells the story of frontier entrepreneur Sylvanus Wade and his family during the Civil War years. In addition to the inn, the historic site includes the recently reconstructed Herrling sawmill, one of the few working, water-powered sawmills of its kind in the nation. Wade House is also home to the Wesley Jung Carriage Museum, which houses the state's largest collection of antique carriages and working wagons.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.