Discover Madison Connecticut and learn about its rich history and local attractions.

Welcome to Madison, Connecticut

History and Geography

Originally once a part of Guilford and later known as East Guilford; Madison Connecticut was first settled in 1641 and is located in the southeastern corner of New Haven County. As of the 2015 U.S. Census, the estimated population in Madison was 18,223. Madison has a land area of 36.2 square miles with a population per square mile of 505.4 according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Madison is home to Hammonasset Beach State Park, which is the state's longest public beach, offering multiple camp sites, picnic areas, and fishing piers.

Madison is about halfway equal distance between New York City and Boston, which attracts an eclectic mix of professionals such as lawyers, accountants, designers and artists. Madison is home to a vast amount of boutique shops and family owned restaurants. In the summertime, the scenic town green is home to a variety of outdoor concerts, farmers markets and delicious food trucks.

Madison Connecticut town center

Town Offices

Madison provides a large quantity of public services such as Animal Control, Public Works, Youth & Family Services, Building Assessors, Human Resources and much more. Below are some of the key resources for safety and building.

Haddam-Killingworth High School

Schools

Madison's public schools serve students from K-12 and currently include seven schools. There is one Preschool, three Elementary Schools (K-4), one Lower Middle School (5-6), one upper Middle School (7-8), and finally one High School (9-12). Their school team's names are known as the 'Tigers'.

Things To Do

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Connecticut's longest state beach, spanning two miles of beach front, this state park offers some of the best outdoor recreational life in the area. The park offers facilities for bicycling, boating, multiple fishing piers, picnics, hiking, swimming, as well as over 500 units of campground sites. There are also exhibits at the Meigs Point Nature Center which offers another 4,000 square feet of exhibit space with observation decks and live touch tanks with live turtles, snakes, crabs and other fish.

Park Fees

Weekdays and Holidays fees are $13 for residents and $22 for non-residents. After 4pm park fees are $6 for residents and $7 for non-residents.

Weekday fees are $9 for residents and $15 for non-residents. After 4pm the fees are reduced to $6 for residents and $7 for non-residents.

Camping fees span from $20/$35 per night for CT residents and $30/$45 per night for non-residents depending on the campsite.

There are also rustic cabins available for rent at $70/night for CT Residents and $80/night for non-residents.

Directions

  • From I-91: Travel South on 91 to Route 9 South. Take Exit 9 off Route 9 and turn right onto Route 1. Continue down Route 81 until you run into I-95. Turn Right onto I-95 South and travel 1 mile to Exit 62. From there take a left off the exit for 1 mile and go straight through the light arriving at the Park Entrance.
  • From I-95: If you're coming from Rhode Island area, get off Exit 62 and take a left off the exit. Travel 1 mile, and go straight through the light to park entrance. If you're traveling from New York get off exit 62 and turn right off the exit. Travel 1 mile and go straight at the light arriving at the park entrance.

Madison Art Cinemas

If you are a film buff, then this is the ideal place for you! The Madison Art Cinemas has been providing a high quality, movie-going experience since 1912. The specialize in showings of first run independent art and upscale foreign and domestic films. It's also home for some of the community centers activities, who use the theater for fundraisers and community events

Ticket Prices and Movie Listings

Movies change frome week to week so refer to their website for updated movie listings and current ticket prices.

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Madison Arts Cinema located in Madison, CT

Chatfield Hollow State Park

Local Attractions

Moxie located in Madison, CT

Moxie

A hot new place for date night, lunch or happy hour, Moxie offers a fun environment with traditional cuisine. Complete drink menu and lots of great local craft beer selections. Indoor and outdoor seating is available as well.

Madison Beach Hotel

Madison Beach Hotel

Wake up to the ambient sounds of the beach at the Madison Beach Hotel. This luxurious hotel is set on a scenic shoreline with lots of great amenities. Spa, golf, restaurant and lounges are all available for all guests.

R.J. Julia's Booksellers

R.J. Julia Booksellers

One of Madison's hot spots, R.J. Julia Booksellers is an independent bookstore offering signed first editions, hard to find books, best sellers new releases and more. They hosts a vast amount of book signings and have a cafe indoors with some of the best latte's around.

Lenny & Joes Fish Tale

Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale

If you love seafood, then you will fall in love with Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale. A fun family friendly restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. Kids can enjoy the carousel during the summer season. Always serving the freshest and highest quality seafood; choose from broiled, baked, fried sauted, char-broiled, and steamed seafood dishes.

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Madison Ave Salon

Madison Avenue East

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With locations in Madison and Old Saybrook, this salon offers waxing, body and skin care treatments, day spa packages, spray tans, make-up, and nail services. Mention our name at the Madison location and receive a 20% discount.

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