Upper Level, Lee's Academy
14 Meetinghouse Lane
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 17, Madison, CT 06443
Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 9 am to 1 pm.
We are open year-round, with the exception of the last two weeks in December.
NOTE: The upper level of Lee's Academy is not currently accessible to people whose disability requires the use of a wheelchair.
MHS Exhibition Hall
14 Meetinghouse Lane
We welcome visitors to a themed summer exhibition from early June through late August, on specified Saturdays only.
Please see our Calendar for a listing of the Saturday openings.
Hours: 11 am to 4 pm
Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted.
People whose disability requires the use of a wheelchair should call in advance so that we may make the available accommodations for your visit.
The Allis-Bushnell House
853 Boston Post Road
The Allis-Bushnell House is open to members and to the public for tours, events, and open houses that occur throughout the year.
Please see our Calendar for those events.
Guided "Five Days in Madison" tours at the Allis-Bushnell House can be arranged by appointment for groups throughout the year. For more information, see the Allis-Bushnell House page.
The Allis-Bushnell House has both a lower level and an upper level. Tours include only the lower level. People whose disability requires the use of a wheelchair should call in advance so that we may make the available accommodations for your visit. The House includes a lower-level ADA-compliant restroom and an outside ADA-compliant walkway.
Strollers and backpacks are not permitted inside the house.
The grounds of the Allis-Bushnell House are open year-round at no cost to visitors.
Visitors are welcome to enjoy our formal herb garden from 8 am to sundown.
Picnicking is permitted on the back lawn. Unless the House is otherwise open, we have no restroom facilities for picnickers.
There is no admission fee for our special exhibitions at Lee's Academy.
Some special events at the Allis-Bushnell House may, on occasion, have a modest admission fee per person or per family, with discounts offered to members.
There is a modest fee for both members and the public for our educational Frederick Lee Lectures.
There is no fee for the MHS History Book Group or for our members' program, Conversations with the Curator.
Guided field trips to our historic Smallpox Cemetery are free to MHS members and children under 18; members of the public pay $5.
Fundraisers such as the Remarkable Homes Tour, Straw Hat Soiree, and Antiques Fair require a purchased ticket; members' tickets are discounted.
All fees and donations help us defray the costs of programs and services. They are always gratefully accepted.
We thank you for your generous support.
Special tours can be arranged for groups and families. Please call to let us know how we can tailor our guided tours to your interests. Advance arrangements should be made two weeks prior to your visit. Call 203.245.4567 or contact us by
Visiting the Smallpox Cemetery
One of the area's most precious and fragile historic treasures is the tiny and secluded Smallpox Cemetery, owned and maintained by the Madison Historical Society. The MHS gains access to the property through a legal right-of-way. Due to its location and fragility, guided tours are required. Arrangements for these must be made in advance. Walking tours to the site are confined to certain months, weather and soil condition permitting. Proper footwear for New England terrain is highly recommended. The site is not wheelchair-accessible. Inquiries are welcome; please call us at 203.245.4567.