Wade House expansions bring new sites for modern history buffs

Established as a stagecoach hotel in 1850, Wade House stands as one of the most lively historical sites in Wisconsin. As part of a strong historical presence in Elkhart Lake, Wade House has undergone many changes and restorations—including an expansion that was completed last year. Here is a closer look at what the expansion means for Wade House, along with details on events coming up this spring.

Expansion details

2013 saw the construction of a 38,000 square foot Visitor Center and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum. This facility is LEED-certified to bring a modern touch to the historical site of Wade House. Guests can tour the area on horse-drawn carriages or stroll through beautiful walking paths.

At Work & At Play

You can help get Wade House ready for the spring at their At Work & At Play event happening May 17 and 18. You will have the chance to participate in the traditional household duties that prepare Wade House for the season’s guests. Horse-drawn transportation is included in the ticket price for this event that will put you in a slice of history.

Vintage Base Ball Sunday

At Work & At Play will kick off another Wade House tradition: Vintage Base Ball. You can witness the game how it was played (and spelled) in 1860 with the Greenbush Dead Citys taking on the Milwaukee Grays. After the game is over, fans can join players on the field for an interactive tutorial of the game.

For a spring getaway just two hours from the Chicago area, connect with Elkhart Lake online or call 877-355-4278. Beyond historic sites like Wade House, you can enjoy world-class golf, recreation on the water, and excellent local dining.

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