Historic Houses & Museums
Nation’s Largest Contiguous Historic Landmark District
Nestled in the rolling hills along the Ohio River Scenic Byway, Madison, Indiana, emerges as the nation’s largest Contiguous National Historic Landmark District with a jaw-dropping 133 historic blocks. The heart of this timeless community is rooted in Downtown Madison’s Main Street. The captivating stately buildings and historic homes set the stage for the vibrant arts and entertainment experience. Virtually every decade and architectural style of the 19th century is represented: Federal, Italianate, Greek & Gothic revival galore!
When viewing the multitude of magnificent mansions to humble shotgun cottages, it is apparent why Madison has been hailed as a true American treasure. Conveniently located between the metro areas of Cincinnati, Louisville, and Indianapolis, regional and national visitors alike delight in Madison’s diverse family, group, and pet friendly activities while also marveling at our unique historical built environment. Madison seeks to build on the foundations of our past to promote the promises of future memories yet to be made. We can’t wait to welcome you!