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Aug 3, 2018
“Fun educational way to visit neighborhoods ”
Aug 26, 2017
“History told through architecture”
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Every June through September, the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation hosts a series of historic architecture walking tours. Hundreds of Madison residents and visitors attend to learn about Madison's historic neighborhoods and commercial...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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29 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53701-0296
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+1 608-441-8864
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

A friend recommended that we try these walks and we have enjoyed them all. Beautiful homes and buildings and a free treat at the end.

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Peg D, MTHP Volunteer Docent at Historic Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Delighted that you are enjoying our historic architecture walking tours! 11 a.m. Saturday tours continue through Sept. 29; 6 p.m. Thursday tours through Aug. 30. Free treat at end of each tour. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed August 26, 2017

I have been on almost all of the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation tours. Though they all take place in one mid-sized midwestern city, each tour is different. You can see exterior architecture from about 1850 to 1960, both homes and commercial buildings. Some of...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

This was the first of the Madison Historic Architecture Tours I've taken. It was well organized and well researched. I learned a lot about this neighborhood as well as a bit about the rest of the Madison. Good tour guide and friendly tour companions. Next...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

This is a terrific experience for those familiar with Madison, as well as those visiting or new to the area. Each tour is led by a knowledgeable volunteer and highlights a particular area of town. The Thursday evening and Saturday morning programs run about 75...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

This pleasant tour covered many aspects beyond architecture: geography, Madison history, family histories, design, manufacturing, etc. Our guide was knowledgeable and open to questions. I feel I would enjoy other tours of this caliber.More

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Jennifer G, Historic Architecture Tour Lead at Historic Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2017

Thank you for sharing feedback from the Maple Bluff - Cambridge Road tour! We are happy that you enjoyed this special tour. We love repeat guests so definitely join us on any or all of the remaining tours this summer! Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed July 17, 2017

This was a fundraiser for the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation. The tour was well researched and presented, focusing on several residences on Cambridge Road. I learnt a lot about the history of Maple Bluff, the architects, the builders, the architecture, a little something about...More

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Jennifer G, Historic Architecture Tour Lead at Historic Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Thank you for sharing feedback with others from the Maple Bluff - Cambridge Road tour! We are so happy that you enjoyed this special tour and we're ecstatic you'll be joining the Madison Trust! We love repeat guests so definitely join us on any or...More

Reviewed July 14, 2017

My wife and I have lived in Madison for over 40 years and have always enjoyed learning more about our beautiful city. This year we joined the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, the sponsors for these tours. We have taken six of the eight tours...More

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Jennifer G, Historic Architecture Tour Lead at Historic Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2017

Thank you for sharing feedback with others here on Trip Advisor! We are so happy that you've enjoyed six tours this summer! We love repeat guests. Each tour is unique in its own special way and we are delighted you've been able to experience so...More

Reviewed July 11, 2017

We rode bikes from our hotel near the Capitol on the Southwest commuter path to University Heights tour. It was very enjoyable! I learned a bunch about the city I went to school in back in the 80s. Lots of walking, interesting and informed docents....More

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Jennifer G, Historic Architecture Tour Lead at Historic Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Thank you for sharing feedback from the University Heights tour with others here on Trip Advisor! The fact that you mention that you loved the tour means a lot to us! We love to read that you enjoyed the tour, the information provided and that...More

Reviewed July 8, 2017

Interesting and informative tours of Madison architecture and history at minimal cost. Each week features a neighborhood of historical and/or architectural significance.More

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Jennifer G, Historic Architecture Tour Lead at Historic Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Thank you for sharing feedback on the Historic Architecture Tours! We strive to make the tours interesting and informative by combining history, architecture and some fun facts about each structure. We are happy to hear that was your experience! Hope to see you again soon!...More

Reviewed June 6, 2017

I am a relatively long-time resident of Madison, WI (29 years) and when my wife and I went on the Sunset Hills Historic Architecture Tour last Summer we learned new amazing and interesting things about our city. This was a walking tour of a few...More

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Jennifer G, Historic Architecture Tour Lead at Historic Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Thank you for sharing feedback from the Historic Architecture Tours you experienced last summer! The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation volunteer tour docents work very hard to provide fun and informative tours to our guests, and I'm glad to see those efforts pay off on...More

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Thanks for your interest in Madison Trust for Historic Preservation historic architecture walking tours, Jenny. Purchase your ticket $10/$5 students/members free) at the tour meeting place. Hope to see you soon!
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