Historic Madison, Georgia, renowned for one of the largest historic districts in the state, will celebrate the 2017 spring season in grand style May 5-6, 2017 with the region’s most popular tour event: the Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens. A collection of the city’s finest, architecturally significant homes (1810 – 1996) and intimate gardens, including the largest private moss garden in America, 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 and gardens 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 and classical garden styles.
The 2017 Spring Tour of Homes tells the story of these grand structures that are still standing, some more beautiful and sound than ever. Generations of owners have been dedicated to preserving not only the house, but the gardens and outbuildings as well. Owners of these historic homes cherish and care for the property, sometimes adding, sometimes taking away. While, other families have chosen to build newer homes in authentic historic style. 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 in May tour tickets are $20 MMCC member, $25 non-member and $15 student through April 27, and $25 MMCC member, $30 non-member and $20 student beginning April 28. Groups of 20 or more may purchase tickets in advance at a discounted rate of $22.50. All tickets may be purchased online at www.mmcc-arts.org or by calling the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center toll free at 877-233-0598 (local 706-342-4743), Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 5 pm or Sunday 2 – 5 pm.
Madison’s pre-Civil War and Victorian homes, along with its tastefully restored downtown, offer a wide range of shops, restaurants and sights that delight visitors from all over the United States and abroad. Come spend time with us and experience some of the best the South has to offer! Madison is conveniently located on I-20 just 55 miles east of Atlanta, 70 miles west of Augusta, and 30 miles south of Athens.