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“Over the River and Through the Woods” Sleigh Rides at Wade House
February 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Outdoor winter fun will be featured at Wade House this February. The excitement is planned for Saturday, February 17 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. when Wade House will host “Over the River and Through the Woods” sleigh rides. Horse-drawn sleigh rides will be offered every thirty minutes from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 17.
The sight of colorful sleighs and the sound of sleigh bells breaking the snowy silence were commonplace during cold winter months in the late 19th century. Sleigh rides were one of the joys of winter with sleighing parties often organized by family and friends for an opportunity to socialize.
At Wade House’s “Over the River and Through the Woods” sleigh ride event, guests will be invited to climb aboard a horse-drawn sleigh (or wagon) for a ride through the northern reaches of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The cost for the sleigh rides are: $15 for adults and teens; $13 for seniors; $8 for children; and free for children under 5 years of age. Sleigh ride reservations are highly recommended and may be booked by visiting www.wadehouse.org. Reservations in advance and on the day of will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Besides going on a sleigh ride, guests will be able to see Wesley W. Jung’s wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles in our carriage museum. Also included in the fee for the sleigh rides is use of snowshoes to explore Wade House’s 240 acres. Snowshoes will be loaned on a first come, first serve basis.
The Wade House historic site is one of 12 Wisconsin Historical Society historic sites and museums. For more information, please call 920-526-3271 or visit www.wadehouse.org.