Wade House Civil War Weekend

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017


Confederate and Union cavalrymen in battle

Confederate and Union cavalrymen in battle

Confederate riflemen on the battle line

Confederate riflemen on the battle line

Celebrate the Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration by experiencing one of the largest Civil War re-enactments and encampments in Wisconsin. A full schedule of activities both days, with two authentic battles re-enacted each day. Watch the spectacle of hundreds of soldiers – cavalry, infantry and artillery – as they struggle across the field of conflict. Experience the 1860s clash of arms between North and South as Union and Confederate troops set up camp, conduct drills and offer a variety of demonstrations. Meet Abraham Lincoln as he visits with Union troops. Civilian and women's issues, a medical field hospital, and music of the Civil War era are presented interactively each day, and special hands-on experiences abound. Expanded food and beverage offerings and an extensive array of Civil War items are available for sale on site.

Event Date Detail

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday: 9am-4pm

History/Heritage Type

  • Re-enactments
  • State Historic Site
  • Military Heritage
  • Wisconsin History
  • Historic Homes

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes