If you are headed to the Madison in May Tour of Homes, consider yourself very lucky, indeed. Madison, Georgia is a gorgeous Southern town steeped in fascinating history and grand architecture. In fact, it Southern Living Magazine recently awarded it as one of The South’s Best Small Towns. Also, the Historic District of Madison is one of the largest in the state of Georgia, and it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Why all the fuss? Because of the stunning antebellum homes! There are nearly 100 of them that have been carefully restored to the original grandeur. They are a sight to behold -- almost like a gateway for stepping back in time. The Madison in May Tour of Homes gives you the opportunity to do just that. On the tour you get to see several of these special places, both inside and out. So don’t miss out! Here’s why you want to go:
To see the homes (of course!)
There are several fantastic homes to see on the tour. All of these are open on Friday and Saturday, except the Joshua Hill House, which is only open on Friday.
- Joshua Hill House (ca. 1840s) 485 Old Post Road.
- Paulett-Hanson House (ca.1843) 382 Porter St.
- Vason-Bell-Orr House (ca.1896; reconstructed ca. 1812) 555 South Main Street Broughton Hall (ca. 1850) 411 Old Post Road
- Stovall-Vaughan House (ca. 1915) 372 West Central Ave.
- Mad House (ca. 1910) 358 Johnson St.
- Ice House Condominiums (building ca. 1910s; condos 2004). 271 West Washington St.
To see the landmarks
There’s more to see than just antebellum homes in historic Madison. The following landmarks will also be open to the public, for free, during the Madison in May Tour of Homes:
Calvary Baptist Church (ca. 1880) 184 Academy Street
Episcopal Church of the Advent (1844) 338 Academy Street
First United Methodist Church (1914) 296 South Main Street
Madison Baptist Church (ca.1855) 328 South Main Street
Heritage Hall (ca.1811) 277 S. Main St.
Rose Cottage (ca.1800) 179 E. Jefferson St.
Rogers House (ca. 1800) 179 E. Jefferson St.
Richter Cottage 5231 Seven Islands Rd.
The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center 434 S Main St. Note: This is the main sponsor of the tour of homes, and it is located in an elegantly restored 1895 Romanesque Revival building in the heart of Madison, Georgia's historic district.
To see Lake Oconee
Unfortunately, Lake Oconee is not located directly in Madison, but it’s very close -- only a short 20 to 30-minute drive away. Georgia’s second largest lake is gorgeous to see in the springtime. In fact, our community has nine miles of shoreline on it’s calm, blue waters. Why not stop by so we can show you around? You can see the lake, relax and rejuvenate while enjoying a nice meal. Then we can give you a personal tour of our own beautiful homes! You’ll get a taste of real Southern hospitality here… and you get to experience what we’re proud to call the “Harbor Club Life.”
So double your fun this May -- enjoy touring the fabulous homes in Madison, and take the opportunity to come see us too. Call today so we can make special arrangements for your visit!