The James Madison Inn is perfectly located 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 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.
Discover an authentic Southern experience to remember when you visit Madison and stay at the James Madison Inn.
There’s always something fun and interesting to do in the Madison, GA area. For all the details visit:
Here’s some other sites to check out for even more activities:
- The Madison/Morgan Cultural Center
- Treasures Along I-20
- Georgia's Lake Country
- Antebellum Trail
- Madison Markets
- 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
- Perk Avenue
- 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:
- Horse Drawn Carriage Tour
- Historic Cemetery Tour
- Walking Tour of Antebellum Homes & Gardens
- Cultural Center and Art Tour
- Farm Meander
Now at the Inn...
Through April 10th
Exploring the Senses
The Oak Room at the James Madison Inn. More info at
First Friday: Mardi Gras
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Madison Artists Guild
217 West Jefferson St. More info at
Through March 5th
Mixed Mania: An Exhibition of Works by University of North Georgia Dahlonega Studio Art Majors
Steffen Thomas Museum of Art. More info at