Contact: Kara O’Keeffe

Greenbush, Wis. – The Wade House historic site will be hosting Breakfast at the Inn, a foodways program in which participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious hearth-cooked meal, prepared with their own hands, in the Wade House stagecoach hotel.

“Getting to make and eat your own breakfast the way Americans did in the late 1800’s is a great way to become immersed in your own history,” says David Warner, site director at the Wade House. “You get a unique perspective on the history of Wisconsin and you get a delicious meal!”

Authentic recipes from late-19th-century cookbooks will be referenced as guests chop, stir, season, roast and prepare their morning meal. Once breakfast is ready, participants gather family-style in the lovely Wade House dining room for a wonderful sit-down meal with lively conversation. The menu will feature a delectably abundant feast of New England pancakes, eggs and tomatoes, toad-in-the-hole, quick biscuits, fried potatoes, baked apples, apple cider, and coffee. This satisfying encounter with central Wisconsin’s past concludes with everyone pitching in to clear the table, wash dishes (19th-century style) and sweep the hearth.

Seating is limited, so registration is required. Registration is now open for the following dates:

  • Saturday, July 14, 8:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, August 18, 8:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, October 6, 8:00 – 11:00 AM

“Breakfast at the Inn” pricing, which includes not only the breakfast experience but also access to the entire Wade House Historic Site, costs $45 per person, and reservations are required. For questions about the program or to reserve your spot at the table, visit or 920-526-3271. Private Breakfasts for groups of 10 to 20 may also be arranged.

About Wade House
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

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