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Old World Wisconsin
Relive the Spirit of America's Heartland

Wade House
Explore the Era of Stagecoach Travel

Villa Louis
Enter the World of Victorian America

Circus World
Experience the Thrill That Never Grows Old

Madeline Island Museum
A Place of Encounters

Black Point Estate
Historic Home and Gardens

H.H. Bennett Studio
The Man Who Made Wisconsin Dells Famous

Pendarvis
Discover Wisconsin's Groundbreaking Community

Stonefield
The Roots of Rural Wisconsin

First Capitol
The Birthplace of a Great State

Reed School
When One Room Shaped Many Lives

Most Sites on Winter Hiatus, But Some Still Have Off-Season Events

Wade House offers Heathside Dinners in the off-season
Wade House offers
Hearthside Dinners
in the off-season

Wisconsin's historic sites and museums spend the winter months preparing for their regular 2014 seasons, but two sites do offer a number of a number of off-season special events. The Wade House historic hotel in Greenbush will provide a cozy and tasty respite from the chill of winter during a series off off-season Hearthside Dinners now through April. Guests participate in a special dinner program, living the history of the 1860s as they work together to prepare a meal in the kitchens of the Wade House stagecoach hotel. They then sit down to a enjoy a savory meal of a bygone era.

Meantime, the magnificent Victorian mansion, Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien, will host an Eagle Appreciation Weekend February 21–23. And later the elegant house museum will conduct behind-the-scenes tours of the mansions on a limited, reservation-only basis March 21–22 and again on April 11–12. Villa Louis will next host its final off-season event before the regular season begins with the first in a series of its popular Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen event on Saturday, April 26.

Follow the special events link below to see a list of all the historic sites' postseason special events and 2014 special events.

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