Things To Do

The James Madison Inn is an ideal location for you to experience one of Georgia’s largest historic districts.

Take a short stroll and lose yourself in picturesque Madison, Georgia with some of the South’s most beautiful architecture, quality antique shops, unique boutiques, upscale dining, art galleries, and day spas. You can even spend the day playing golf nearby.

Madison boasts over 45 homes on the National Register of Historic Homes, all within a pleasant walking distance of The James Madison Inn. The Welcome Center is open seven days a week and you can pick up a free walking tour guide to visit these pre-Civil War homes and the historic cemetery. Don’t miss Madison’s art galleries and museums including The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, Heritage Hall, The Madison/Morgan Cultural Center, and The African American Museum.


There’s always something fun and interesting to do in the Madison, GA area.  Great shopping starts at Madison Markets

For more details visit:
The Madison/Morgan Chamber of Commerce website

The Madison/Morgan Cultural Center
Treasures Along I-20
Georgia’s Lake Country
Antebellum Trail
Hard Labor Creek State Park and Golf


Great food is just around the corner from The James Madison Inn. Here’s a list of some our guest’s favorites:

Amici Italian Cafe
Madison Chophouse Grille
Madison Produce
Ricardo’s Kouzzina
That Pizza Place
The Caboose – Madison
Town 220


Madison hosts two of the largest annual home tours in the State of Georgia each year – The Spring Tour of Homes, Churches and Gardens and also the Town & Country Holiday Tour of Homes in December. Featuring a nice mix of architectural styles and dates built, these two events are the highlights of the year bringing many visitors from around the world.

You can also enjoy the following Madison, GA tours throughout the year:

Historic Cemetery Tour
Walking Tour of Antebellum Homes & Gardens
Cultural Center and Art Tour
Farm Meander

Discover an authentic Southern experience to remember when you visit Madison and stay at the James Madison Inn.