Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes
Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th 2019
Historic Madison, Georgia, renowned for one of the largest historic districts in the state, will celebrate the 2019 spring season in grand style May 4-5, 2018 with the region’s most popular tour event: the Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes. A collection of the city’s finest, architecturally significant homes will be available to tour attendees, allowing visitors to take a step back in time and experience the living Southern history of Madison. These grand structures tell the story of a genteel, gracious city – Madison, Georgia. This truly will be a tour to remember!
For over 150 years, Madison, Georgia has been a favored getaway, and being only 60 miles east of bustling Atlanta, Madison seems a world away.What draws people to this charming town are the pristine plantation homes dating to the early and mid nineteenth century. The original settlers to Madison brought not only their families and possessions, but the lifestyles they knew and the love of grand architecture.
The 2019 Spring Tour of Homes tells the story of these grand structures that are still standing, some more beautiful and sound than ever. Owners of these historic homes cherish and care for the property, sometimes adding, sometimes taking away. In either case, each home on this year’s tour is a fascinating blend of the past and present, while reflecting their own unique story.
Madison’s 2019 Holiday Tour of Homes
Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th, 2019
It’s no wonder Sherman refused to burn the city of Madison, Georgia, some 150 years ago. A magical southern town of more than 100 antebellum homes and buildings, Madison was described before the Civil War as “The most cultured and aristocratic town on the stagecoach route from Charleston to New Orleans.”
And no season illustrates that glowing assessment more than Christmas, when all are invited to step inside lavishly decorated mansions during Madison’s annual Holiday Tour of Homes. Whether opting for a daytime tour or candlelight experience, visitors never fail to be awestruck by the beauty and rich southern heritage on display in this mixture of private homes, historic house museums, and churches.
Completing this holiday treat is a stroll through the festively decorated downtown sampling holiday treats at one of the many restaurants or sweet shops, and perusing through the antiques shops and specialty stores that add to the town’s charming character.