Winter is taking forever to wrap up in Wisconsin. I was getting a little stir crazy and decided to check off another stop on my Wisconsin State Park list by visiting the Wade House Historic Site. (technically this is a former state park but much like Pokemon I gotta catch ’em all).
During summertime there are many more activities to see – carriage tours, re-enactments, period-correct cosplay, and buildings listed on the National Register. But since this was before Memorial Day only the carriage museum was accessible. This self-guided tour contains restored wagons from all eras of carriage transport before railroads & cars became widespread. Old flyers for can be found on the walls, and one display even highlights how Kenosha had the largest carriage manufacturer (something I didn’t know and I live there).
Most interesting displays for me were the steam-powered fire engine and several brewery carts from vendors no longer in existence. They also have a small Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit in honor of his 150th birthday (he was born in Wisconsin).
Honestly I can’t say I take much interest in the subject matter but the visitor center is top-notch and could be fun for you history buffs.Lat = 43.7791595 , Long = -88.0925980 -- Show at Google Maps