Schroeder Saddletree Factory Museum, Madison

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  • My husband and I recently visited Madison for a little anniversary getaway. As lovers of all things historic, we decided to book a tour of the Schroeder Saddletree Factory not really even knowing... 
    My husband and I recently visited Madison for a little anniversary getaway. As lovers of all things historic, we decided to book a tour of the Schroeder Saddletree Factory not really even knowing...  more »
  • Tour guide Gail did an excellent job ! As other reviews mention you can appreciate the wood working and building their own machines. Neat. (May 2021 there is some office remodeling in process... 
    Tour guide Gail did an excellent job ! As other reviews mention you can appreciate the wood working and building their own machines. Neat. (May 2021 there is some office remodeling in process...  more »
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  • Fascinating step into the past! We enjoyed our visit very much.
  • A Saddletree is the wooden frame that forms a riding saddle. But you don't have to be into saddles to appreciate this place. Just a love of of machines and woodworking. This location is rather small and does not take much time, but unlike many museums, the wood working shop is in its original raw state and hasn't been cleaned up and sanitized for mass tourism. Even the original owners didn't clean up as they moved from a shaft and belt machine drive system to early electric, so you can still see the remnants of the prior technology. If you're going to be in the area, it's worth a stop.

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