Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes
2020 Event Canceled
A true walking tour, Madison Morgan Cultural Center (tour host) gives visitors access to a charming collection of some of the city’s finest, most architecturally-significant historic homes through this self-guided tour.
For over 150 years, Madison, Georgia has been a favored getaway. Located an easy 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 also their love of grand architecture.
The current owners of these historic buildings cherish and take great pride in decorating their homes, 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 its own unique story.
Madison’s 2020 Holiday Tour of Homes
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.