I would not recommend planning a visit to Madison solely for this attraction but neither would I recommend visiting Madison without seeing this gem.
These two houses were relocated to a convenient spot just off of the main town square. These modest dwellings are a wonderful compliment to aristocratic Heritage Hall (open for tours daily). Filled with period furnishings, these two houses represent the lives of average southerners and industrious freed slaves. Rogers House is the oldest building in Madison, built in 1809, it is a classic "two over two" Piedmont Plain style house, adjacent Rose cottage, the home of a former slave, was built in 1891 and relocated a short distance to complete this two home attraction.
A joy for history buffs and a shining piece of Black American heritage.
Pros: centrally located, knowledgeable docents, authentic and insightful.
Tip: Do this in conjunction with Heritage Hall, and the MMCC (Cultural Center), add a free self-guided walking tour from the Visitor Center (a block away) and enjoy your day!
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