These iconic structures and monuments include private residences, churches, and civic structures that reflect much of Madison’s cultural and architectural history. The story of this district show how and why this area became–and is still–the heart of the community, and it also offers clues to local, regional and national history during the course of nearly 400 years.
In its centennial year, the MHS hopes that these stories will spark lively conversations about our community’s past and present places and people.
The Tour, our centennial gift to the Town of Madison, was created by students from Daniel Hand High School and was funded by grants from Guilford Savings Bank and from the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Economic and Community Development, with funds from the Community Investment Act of the State of Connecticut.
You may explore each point on the map above in the following ways:
You may listen to the audio recordings.
You may read the printed narratives.
You may watch the videos.
You may enjoy the labeled slide shows at your own pace.
You may also take a self-guided tour, exploring the district on foot and outdoors, using a mobile device.
We look forward to your feedback!