Wildwood Historic Center
Enjoy a tour of an 1869 Victorian country home. The property includes a Gothic style house with two parlors, dining room, kitchen and pantry downstairs in which even the interior walls are brick. The open stairway leads to four upstairs bedrooms and the maid’s quarters which were also reached from the back stairs.Each room is completely furnished in the elegance of the Victorian era. Local residents donated most of the authentic furnishings but many of the items are original possessions of the Ware family. The house was restored by some local citizens of Nebraska City. The property was later given to the City of Nebraska City and has been open for tours since 1970. Visitors can wander through the beautiful Victorian Garden, shop in The Barn Art Gallery and Gift Emporium, or go on a historical tour of Wildwood House. (admission fee required for house). The Wildwood Historic Center has been listed on the National Registry of Historic Places as the Jasper A. Ware House since 1973.
Wildwood is open seven days a week during our regular season which runs from late April through October. Individuals, small groups, large groups….all are welcome. Parties of up to 45 can be comfortably accommodated and handled with ease. Just send us an email to make reservations for groups of more than 15 people. You may request evening or out of season appointments.