Strike while the iron is hot, hear the “clang” of the hammer, and feel the heat from the forge as you craft your own project during an interactive blacksmithing workshop at Wade House.
Advance Registration Required, must be 12 years of age or older to register. Limited Space. Online booking closes at noon the day prior to the workshop.
Please note, due to popularity, the October 23 workshop has changed from Household Ironwork to Knife Making.
Availability: Out of stock
About the Event
Strike while the iron is hot, hear the “clang” of the hammer, and feel the heat from the forge as you craft your own project during an interactive blacksmithing workshop at Wade House. Forging items with your own hands is a unique experience guests will never forget. Workshops cover a variety of subjects and skill levels to match individual interests and needs. A boxed lunch is provided.
Household Ironwork – Aug. 21
Create unique decorative ironwork pieces to add to your home. You will craft a door pull, candle holder, and a door knocker.
Introduction to Blacksmithing – Sept. 11
Learn the principles of blacksmithing from our skilled artisans. Create tongs, a triangle ringer, and a fireplace poker.
Knife Making – Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 23
Forge three unique knives in this workshop, each using unique materials. You will learn to make a railroad spike knife, a rebar knife, and a tire iron knife.
$195 per person
Know before you go:
Advance Registration Required, must be 12 years of age or older to register. Limited Space available.
An email with more detailed logistical information will be sent after online purchase. Once on-site, please make your way directly to the blacksmith shop. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes, have long hair pulled back, and wear no loose clothing. Bathrooms are available in a separate building within walking distance of the blacksmith shop.
receive a 10% discount
About the Location
Explore the horse-powered world that existed before planes, cars, and railroads at Wade House. Here the golden era of carriages lives on forever, with historic structures and a state-of-the-art museum highlighting all its wonders. The site features the stagecoach hotel built and owned by Sylvanus and Betsey Wade, the first European settlers of Greenbush. The site is also home to a blacksmith shop, sawmill, and the Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum, which houses Wisconsin’s largest collection of carriages and wagons.
Wade House Historic Site
W7965 State Hwy 23
Greenbush, WI 53026
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 Inn and Herling Sawmill is somewhat limited. Reasonable accommodations can be made for individuals requiring mobility assistance.
For more information, please contact the WHS Box Office at (608) 264-4848 or email@example.com.