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Lanier Mansion State Historic Site
511 West First Street.
Lanier Mansion in Historic Madison IndianaDesignated a National Historic Landmark, the 1840's Greek Revival mansion was designed by architect Francis Costigan for railroad baron and financier J.F.D. Lanier. The interior has been restored to it's 1840's splendor. The entire city block once comprised the Lanier estate is owned and operated by the Indiana State Museums & Historic Sites, Department of Natural Resources.

Monday  & Tues and Thursday Thru Sat. 10am-4:30pm. Sun. 1-4:30pm. Closed Wednesday More History of Building


Jeremiah Sullivan House
304 West Second Street

Jerimah Sullivan Home in Historic Madison IndianaBuilt in 1818, and considered Madison's first mansion, this home features the only known restored Federal serving kitchen on record in the country. Virginia born Jeremiah Sullivan (1794-1870) came to Madison in 1816 to practice law and went on to carve an esteemed career as a state legislator, state supreme court judge and county judge, Presbyterian elder and Mason. He helped found Hanover College, the Indiana Historical Society, and is credited with naming Indiana's new capital "Indianapolis." He lived in the home on West Second Street with his wife Charlotte and family until his death in 1870. Owned and operated by Historic Madison Inc.

 Open Year round except for holidays Hours: Monday- 10-4:30 Tues. thru Fri. -1:15-4:30 Saturday -10-4:30  Sunday- 1-4:30 admission $3.00, Children $1.00
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Dr. William Hutchings' Office
120 West Third Street
Dr. Hutchings Office  in Historic Madison IndianaThis 19th century doctor's office offers a glimpse into the life and work of a frontier physician. The building and it's contents are exactly as used by Dr. Hutchings' until his death in 1903. Owned and operated by Historic Madison Inc.

Open Daily Mid-April through October. Hours: Monday- 10-4:30 Tues.thru Fri. -1:15-4:30 Saturday -10-4:30  Sunday- 1-4:30 admission $3.00, Children $1.00


Francis Costigan House
408 West Third Street
Costigan Home  in Historic Madison IndianaThe architect of the Lanier and Shrewsbury-Windle Houses completed his residence in 1851. Considered a masterpiece of design, it incorporates massive and complex architectural elements in a very limited space. Owned and operated by Historic Madison Inc. Open Mid-April through October. Mon 10am-4:30pm, Sat and Sun 1pm-4:30pm. Admission $3.00, Children Free.






Shrewsbury-Windle House
301 West First Street
Shrewsbury - Windle Home in Historic Madison IndianaDesignated a National Historic Landmark, the home of riverboat entrepreneur Captain Charles L. Shrewsbury was designed by Francis Costigan and completed in 1849. It is the home of Mrs. Windle and the late John Windle, founder of Historic Madison Inc. and the preservation movement in Madison. Not available for tours.

Lanier - Schofield House
217 West Second Street
Masonic Schofield Home in Historic Madison IndianaBuilt circa 1816 in the federal style, this is believed to be the first two-story tavern house in Madison. Open Daily Mid-April through October. Hours: M-Thurs. Fri. and Sat. 10-4:30. Sun. 1-4pm. Closed Tues. and Wed. Winter hours by appointment. Admission $3.00 or $5.00 per couple. Children Free.


Broadway Fountain
North Broadway & Main Street
Broadway Fountain  in Historic Madison IndianaThe fountain was originally cast in iron and exhibited at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. Purchased by a Madison lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and presented to the City of Madison in 1886, the Fountain was recast in bronze as a community Bicentennial project in 1976.

Jefferson County Historical Society Museum of History
  615 West First Street

Jefferson County historical Society Museum in Historic Madison Indiana
The museum features changing exhibits and artifacts of local history, with Civil War, Steam boating, Stone House and Victorian Parlor permanent exhibits. Gift Shop. Open Daily April through End of October. (Monday - Saturday 10am-4:30pm; Sunday 1-4pm), Weekdays only November through Late April.  Admission: $2.00 (812) 265-2335.[more info] [ Website]


Madison Railroad Station
615 West First Street
Railroad Museum in Historic Madison IndianaThis octagonal building, constructed in 1895 and used as a passenger station until 1935, exhibits railroading artifacts on permanent display. Open daily last weekend of April through end of Mon-Sat. 10-4:30 Sun. 1-4   Weekdays only November through Late April.  Admission: $2.00 (812) 265-2335 You may also purchase a combo ticket with Jefferson County Historical Society Museum of History .

Madison-Jefferson County Public Library
 420 West Main Street
Jefferson County Public Library in Historic Madison, IndianaEstablished as the first public library in the Northwest Territory, the library includes extensive collection of local history, photographs, and genealogy. Open all year. Hours Monday through Thursday, 9am-9pm; Friday, 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday hours May-Sept from 1-5 pm (812)265-2744 Handicapped accessible. Visit their website

Clifty Falls State Park
One mile west of town with entrances on State road 56 and 62

Big Clifty Falls- Clifty Falls State park in Historic Madison IndianaWhether you are an avid wildlife watcher, a hiker or simply enjoy the great outdoors, this magnificent stare park has something for you. The park offers several picnic areas, a swimming pool, RV and primitive campsites, and in with conference facilities and swimming pool. For hikers, trails range from 3/4 mile "easy" to 3 miles, "very rugged" and provide a genuine thrill in deeply cut gorges, sheer rock walls and plunging waterfalls. Owned and operated by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. (812) 265-1331. Open all year. Admission: March through October.


Riverfront Park
Vaughn Drive
Ohio Riverfront Park  in Historic Madison IndianaThe riverfront is a favorite spot for a relaxing stroll and is the site of several outdoor festivals. The American Queen, Mississippi Queen, and Delta Queen make frequent stops here throughout the season. Public boat launching facilities are available.


Madison Area Visitors Center
First and Vine at 601 W. First St.

The First stop in town (after a great lunch or dinner at the Key West Shrimp House) should be at the Madison Area Visitor Center. Lots on info on all the things to do in town Call for more information!!  812-265-2956 or 1-800-559-2956   Visitor Centers web site

John  T. Windle Auditorium
101 East Third Street

John T Windlle Auditorium in Historic Madison IndianaThe John T. Windle Auditorium is a fine Greek Revival building which was designed and built by Edwin J. Peck in 1835. It is said to be the oldest existing public building in the city and one of the most noted examples of its styles in the Midwest. It was originally built as the Second Presbyterian Church. It contains a fully restored Johnson Tracker Organ (more info). Tours may be arranged through the Historic Madison, Inc. office, housed on the lower level of the building which is located at the corner of  Third and West Streets
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