About the Event
Learn what day-to-day life was like for a civil war soldier. Campers entering grades 3-8 will vote in the 1860 and 1864 elections, enlist in the Union army, be issued soldier’s gear for the week, participate in marching drills, learn to cook over an open fire, and shop in a merchant tent. Each camper will receive a complimentary T-shirt. Families are invited to join their camper on Friday for an end of camp celebration.
$245 per camper *
* Two scholarships are available to help parents in need of financial assistance cover camp fees. The application for these scholarships will be available here
. All applications are due by May 1, notification of recipients will happen by May 15th.
Know before you go:
Advance Registration Required. Drop-off/pick-up at Wade House Visitor Center. Campers should bring a bag lunch, bug spray, and sunscreen. Activities include long walks and stairs. Parents/guardians of campers with additional mobility needs are encouraged to contact Wade House. Camps will take place in all weather conditions, but activities may be adjusted.
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.
For accessibility needs, please contact Wade House at (920) 526-3271 or firstname.lastname@example.org