Seniors Enjoy Beautiful River Town

12Senior travelers will find that Madison, Indiana, along the Ohio River, is a small, bustling community which is home to 12,000+ (est.) people. The city is known for an abundance of festivals and events throughout the year. It is also known for its historic downtown area.


Madison’s historic district is made of 133 city blocks, one of the largest national historic landmark districts in the United States. I know for a fact that this is where my wife and I would start out our visit in Madison.

Located on the Ohio River Scenic Byway in Southern Indiana, Madison is truly a quaint “river town” even offering a marina for those visitors traveling by boat. As Charles Kuralt wrote after a visit to Madison, “For me the princess of the rivers is unquestionably Madison. It is the most beautiful river town in America.”


 Seniors Meander Through Historic Madison

Incorporated in 1809, Madison quickly established itself as a significant cultural and industrial town in the Old Northwest Territory.

Sitting prominently on the Ohio River between the hubs of Cincinnati and Louisville, the town became a lifeline for transportation and industry in the middle territories of the country.

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Historic Madison, Inc. operates the Sullivan House, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Saddletree Factory Museum.  Main street is where I would want to start some meandering, shopping and have a good lunch.

Senior travelers will find Madison located in the middle of a “golden triangle” between Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, & Indianapolis, IN.

 Seniors Discover Superb Historic District

The National Historic Landmark Madison Historic District is tucked away in limestone bluffs on the banks of the Ohio River in southern Indiana. The more than 130 block historic district is the home of a superb and very large collection of historic buildings.


Together they reflect nearly every period of the town’s development between 1817 and 1939, ranging from Federal style and Greek Revival mansions to vernacular shotgun houses to institutional and industrial buildings and a vibrant Main Street commercial area lined with two and three story historic buildings. Visitors will enter a place that is still a compelling and lively embodiment of pre-World War II small town America.

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Today, citizens of Madison and senior visitors find much to experience and enjoy in the Madison Historic District with its fine collection of historic commercial, institutional, and residential buildings and its quaint streets, public parks, and gardens.


Senior visitors will enjoy a variety of restaurants and cafes, antique and other specialty stores, and bed and breakfasts. It also serves as a backdrop for annual festivals such as the Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art and the RiverRoots Music and Folk Art Festival.

Seniors,  see for yourself why Madison is such a favorite place for folks to visit and settle down in. -jeb

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