Jefferson County Historical Society, Madison

4.2
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Located in the heart of Madison’s National Historic Landmark District, the History Center has much to offer. Our Museum is the perfect way to start your journey into the rich history of Madison and Jefferson County told through interesting exhibits. Explore our restored 1895 Railroad Station Museum with a model of Madison’s early railroad. Don’t miss the 1918 caboose with a look-out … a favorite with children. Stroll through the Museum Store with gifts, local interest books and our in-house publications.

For researchers, our extensive Research Library and Archives have over 25,000 images, thousands of documents of early governmental records, and local family genealogy.

Educational programs are offered through the year, including an annual student art show, summer camp, and other creative and educational programs.

Take a moment to relax near our beautiful fountain. We are conveniently located at the corner of First and Mill street. Just look for the Red Caboose!
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  • The station museum was very small, but quite interesting. The restored caboose outside that you can go in was the highlight of this part of the history center. For sure worth the stop.  more »
  • We loved going here to see the railroad museum. It is loaded with artifacts and many things to read about the railroad that came to Madison. There is even rail service today. Miss Charlie who knew so ...  more »
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  • Wow, couldn't believe some of the information they had. It was a real learning experience on something's. Parents need to take kids to this and help them understand some of our past.
  • Very interesting, my husband and I both enjoyed learning facts about Madison and Jefferson County.

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