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Wisconsin Historical Society | Old World Wisconsin
Set against the backdrop of the Kettle Moraine State Forest and 600 acres of picturesque woodlands, prairie, and wetlands, visitors experience a one-of-a kind-place where the modern world fades away to reveal over a century of history. The site includes authentically restored historic homes, farms
Founded in 1949 as a non-profit preservation organization, The Ephraim Historical Foundation is dedicated to preserving, sustaining, and sharing the history, culture, and beauty of Ephraim, Wisconsin. The Ephraim Historical Foundation operates a wide
Ephraim Historical Foundation & Historic Sites
Wisconsin Historical Society | Wade House
Visiting Wade House takes visitors on a journey through Wisconsin’s past with tours of the Wade House Inn, a blacksmith shop, a sawmill, and the Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum. Wade House is named for the stagecoach hotel built by the first European settlers of the town, Sylvanus and Betsey Wade.
The inn, built between 1847 and 1851, was constructed conveniently between the cities of Fond du Lac and Sheboygan along a well-used stagecoach trail. This made the 27-room Greek Revival hotel a popular resting point for weary travelers.
variety of historic attractions in Ephraim across five historic sites. Visitors can explore all of the Ephraim Historical Foundation’s historic properties and view exhibits for free. The Ephraim Historical Foundation also offers tram tours, kayak tours, and special walking tours.
stores, and workshops. Meet furry friends on the farms, see sparks fly in the blacksmith shop, and more.