Jefferson County Historical Society

© 2008 Jefferson County Historical Society
615 W. First St. :: Madison, Indiana 47250 :: (812) 265-2335 ::

Jefferson County Historical Society and Heritage Center, 
      Madison, Indiana

Heritage Center

heritage center

Railroad Station Museum

Madison train station

1918 Caboose

1918 Caboose

The Jefferson County Historical Society is located in heart of the National Historic Landmark District of downtown Madison, Indiana. Madison, founded in 1809, is well known for its preserved 19th century architecture, railroad history, and its beautiful riverfront on the Ohio River. It was once a busy steamboat port, and was the terminus of the Madison and Indianapolis Railroad, the first railroad in Indiana.

The Heritage Center offers visitors a permanent exhibit gallery featuring Jefferson County and Madison history, a restored 1895 railroad station, a wooden caboose, and a Children’s Education facility. Also in the Heritage Center is our Research Library which makes available to researchers our collections of genealogy, maps, early government records, photographs, and other materials.

Museum hours: Tuesday -Saturday 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed : Sunday and Monday

615 W. First St., Madison, Indiana 47250

Society Events

2017 Madison in Bloom Garden Bi-Annual Tour

Tour private gardens in the downtown historic district.

Museum Store

The "Madison and Indianapolis" Indiana's First Railroad

Indiana’s First RailRoad

Museum Hours

May 1 October 31
Tuesday-Saturday :: 10am-4:30pm
Sunday :: Closed

November 1- April 30
Tues-Friday Only :: 10am-4:30pm

Research Library Open Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 4:00pm