Madison, GA

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Madison showing heritage architecture

See well-preserved antebellum homes and shop for antiques in this charming Morgan County town.

Madison is a beguiling town that’s home to one of Georgia’s oldest and largest National Historic districts. Stroll down shady streets lined with historic homes and antique shops and dine on classic Southern cuisine. Located just an hour east of Atlanta, Madison is a perfect destination for a daytrip or weekend getaway.

Begin your trip at the Visitors Center, which is located on the town’s main square. Pick up a brochure and begin a walking tour of the city, which winds through the downtown area and historic district. The prosperous merchants and cotton planters who lived in the town during the 19th century built beautiful Greek Revival and Federal homes, over 50 of which remain today. Stop and look inside some of the antique shops found along the route. Take a break and enjoy a meal at a fine restaurant.

Join a tour of the Rogers House, located on East Jefferson Street. Built in 1809, this simple white home is the oldest in Madison. Continue a few blocks over to South Main Street and find Heritage Hall. This striking Greek Revival mansion actually used to sit a few hundred feet down the road. It was moved to its current location in 1908.

Tour the current exhibit on display in the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. Set in a 19th-century schoolhouse, the center encompasses a history museum, innovative art galleries and an auditorium that hosts events ranging from gospel singing to plays. Check out the perfectly preserved classroom where comic Oliver Hardy attended first grade.

Admire works by famous artists like Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso at the Madison Museum of Fine Art. Browse impressive collections featuring pieces from all over the world, ranging from African stone sculptures to European oil paintings.

Find Madison in northeastern Georgia, 60 miles (97 kilometers) east of Atlanta and 29 miles (47 kilometers) south of Athens. It’s well-connected to the surrounding region by bus.

Soak up the southern charm of one of Georgia’s most picturesque towns.

Days Inn by Wyndham Madison
Days Inn by Wyndham Madison
2.5 out of 5
2020 Eatonton Rd, Madison, GA
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The price is $65 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
Situated in Madison, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Beacon Heights Shopping Center and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Madison Morgan Cultural Center. Heritage Hall ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (377 reviews)
"The hotel was older but clean inside room"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Madison
Holiday Inn Express Madison, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Madison, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1041 Ramada Way, Madison, GA
The price is $110 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Beacon Heights Shopping Center and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Madison Morgan Cultural Center. Heritage ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (315 reviews)
"Very nice stay. The hotel is conveniently located and close to the historic town."

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Madison, an IHG Hotel
Super 8 by Wyndham Madison
Super 8 by Wyndham Madison
2 out of 5
2091 Eatonton Rd, Madison, GA
The price is $75 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Situated in Madison, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Beacon Heights Shopping Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Madison Morgan Cultural Center and Heritage ...
3.8/5 Good! (453 reviews)
"clean and friendly"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Madison
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Athens
Homewood Suites by Hilton Athens
3 out of 5
750 East Broad Street, Athens, GA
The price is $88 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
Located in the heart of Athens, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of University of Georgia and Classic Center. 40 Watt Club and Sanford Stadium are also ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (261 reviews)
"This was a beautiful and comfortable place to stay. Close to everything in Athens. Will definitely stay here everytime I visit Athens. Growing up here I must say this Hilton is by far the BEST!!!!"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Athens
InTown Suites Extended Stay Athens GA - University of Georgia
InTown Suites Extended Stay Athens GA - University of Georgia
2.5 out of 5
2044 South Milledge Dr, Athens, GA
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from University of Georgia and within 3 mi (5 km) of Stegeman Coliseum and State Botanical Garden ...
InTown Suites Extended Stay Athens GA - University of Georgia
Rustic Guest Cabin at Briarcreek Farm, Accommodates up to 6 People
Rustic Guest Cabin at Briarcreek Farm, Accommodates up to 6 People
Covington, GA
Located on a river, this family-friendly cabin is within 9 mi (15 km) of Jackson Lake, Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, and Springs Park. Newton County Fairgrounds ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Comfortable Stay
"Very relaxing and exactly as described."

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Rustic Guest Cabin at Briarcreek Farm, Accommodates up to 6 People
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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