Don't Miss Historic Madison Homes & Museums

Madison is a gorgeous town widely known for its unique historic district. The diverse types of architecture featured in the homes here attract people from around the country. While staying in a Madison Inn, you will love touring the beautiful old houses and learning about their history and the people who lived in them. Here are some Madison homes that BBOnline highly recommends you visit.

Heritage Hall
277 South Main Street
Madison, Georgia 30650
(706) 342-9627
www.friendsofheritagehall.org

This gorgeous house built in the Greek revival style is one of the most popular of all Madison homes. Built in 1811 by an important physician and shareholder of the Georgia Railroad, this house went through three different owners. Also called the Jones-Turnell-Manley House, after the owners, Heritage Hall remained a private residence until 1977 when "Madison's First Lady" and the home's final private owner, Mrs. Sue Reid Walton Manley, donated it to the Morgan County Historical Society. Today it's run by Friend's of Heritage Hall, Inc. which is always holding different events there. Tours are offered from Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm, and Sundays from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Billups-Tuell House
651 North Main Street
Madison, Georgia 30650

Another Greek revival home that you can visit, just minutes away from your Madison bed and breakfast, is the Billups-Tuell House. Constructed in 1853, this cozy cottage is featured in a variety of historic tours of Madison homes. It has four main rooms, which is in accordance with the original structure, and was restored in 2006. It is a beautiful home to tour, known for the lovely dogwoods in its garden.

Madison Morgan Cultural Center
434 South Main Street
Madison, Georgia 30650
www.madisonmorgancultural.org

The Madison Morgan Cultural Center is much more than just an important historic building in Madison. Built in 1895, the building was the first graded public school in the South. It is made of red brick and has a Romanesque revival style. In the present day, the building serves an even greater purpose as a nonprofit facility supporting multidisciplinary visual and performing arts in the southeastern United States. There are always concerts, visual arts displays, dance and theater performances going on at the Madison Morgan Cultural Center. There are also antique shows held and independent films shown in the facility. Overall, the cultural center is an excellent way to both see a historically significant Madison building and explore and support the arts.

Barrow Academy
420 Porter Street
Madison, Georgia 30650

This is one of the more rare homes in Madison. Barrow Academy is one out of only two New Orleans cottage-style houses. The gorgeous house was constructed in 1840 to be an academy for boys, but when the Civil War broke out, it was quickly turned into a makeshift hospital for all of the injured and dying soldiers that came into Madison by train. The interesting guest house is actually the oldest structure in the town. It was originally a slave house.