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Walking Tour – How to get 10,000 steps in Madison

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to start your trip in Madison or you want to be a tourist in your own town, our self-guided audio walking tour is the perfect stroll through Madison’s history! Free in the app store, the ‘Madison, GA Downtown Tour’ app guides you on a mile and a half, self-guided tour of the historic district. Go at your own pace and take in the beautiful antebellum homes and their stories. Charge your Fitbit, put on your walking shoes, and lets get in our 10,000 steps today!

Our tour starts at The Welcome Center. Built in 1887 as the town’s first fire house and city hall, the building now houses our office. Come on in to say hello and get more information about Madison and Morgan County! As you make your way through the 26 stops, use the app to take pictures with the Madison logo on them (a perfect way to document your trip)!

Stop 1: Welcome Center

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Credit: Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce

Stop 2: Courthouse

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Credit: Vanishing North Georgia

Stop 3: Rogers House & Rose Cottage

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Credit: Vanishing North Georgia

Note: The Rogers House & Rose Cottage are both open for tours daily.

Visit here for tour information. 

Stop 4: Oliver Hardy & the Turnell Butler Hotel

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Stop 5: Courthouse Square

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Credit: Southern Living

Stop 6: The Dovecote House

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Credit: Trulia

Stop 7: Heritage Hall

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Credit: Friends of Heritage Hall

Note: Heritage Hall is open for tours daily. Visit here for tour information. 

Stop 8: Baptist and Methodist Churches

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Credit: Madison FUMC

Stop 9: Magnolia House and Presbyterian Church

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Magnolia House. Credit: @bamaboy1941 on Flickr

Stop 10: Jessup-Atkinson House

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Credit: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center

Stop 11: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center

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Credit: Madison-Morgan Cultural Center

Note: The Cultural Center is open daily for tours. 

Stop 12: Baldwin-Ruffin-Lanier House

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@randywolpinrealtor 

Stop 13: The Fitzpatrick House

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Credit: Old Georgia Homes

Stop 14: Hunter House

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Credit: Circa Old Houses

Stop 15: La Flora

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Credit: MilkaWay on Flickr

Stop 16: Oak House

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Credit: Whitehaven Interiors

Stop 17: Godfrey-Hunt House

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Credit: Whitehaven Interiors

Stop 18: Newton House and Town Commons

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Newton House. Credit: Whitehaven Interiors

Stop 19: Stagecoach House

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Stop 20: Joshua Hill House

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Credit: Old House Addicts

Stop 21: Stokes-McHenry Home

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Credit: Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

Stop 22: Broughton-Sanders-Mason House

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Credit: Waymarking

Stop 23: Episcopal Church of the Advent

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Credit: Vanishing North Georgia 

Stop 24: Boxwood

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Credit: Andy Anderson via Garden & Gun

Stop 25: Calvary Baptist, African American Museum, & Roundbowl Spring Park

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Credit: Morgan County African American Museum

Stop 26: Town Park

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Credit: @grady_hbb

Note: If you experience any troubles with the app, please visit the Visitor’s Center and we will be happy to help!

Thanks for reading, y’all!

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115 E. Jefferson Street
Madison, GA 30650
706-342-4454

 

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