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Lovely look at life in those days

The story of the Rose Cottage was especially interesting. Also interesting to hear the ties to... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Marion, Indiana
Excellent tour of two side by side early homes

Lisa was our docent and guided our family through both houses. The Rogers house, built in 1809 by... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Covington, Georgia
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179 E Jefferson St, Madison, GA 30650-1361
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

The story of the Rose Cottage was especially interesting. Also interesting to hear the ties to Oliver Hardy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DanaJ0
Reviewed 10 October 2018

If you visit Heritage Hall first you will find this lacking-best to do in reverse. It quite near the visitors center. We were the only visitors that morning so had the hostess to ourselves. She did a good job with what she had to work...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kjs317p
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Lisa was our docent and guided our family through both houses. The Rogers house, built in 1809 by Reuben Rogers and is complete with period furnishings. She provided the details of the original family. There have only been 17 owners of this house. This was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Blacksoup
Reviewed 8 May 2018

If you've come all this way, you might as well stop here. The best part is Rose Cottage. Afterwards, we went looking for the grave and marker of its former owner in the city cemetery.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank KarenG323
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Go to Tourist Center and get the audio walking tour on a lovely day. We spent most of our time outside rather than entering each building but listened to the audio for each location. Beautiful old fashioned Southern venue near Atlanta.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PointerDetroit
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

It was recommended we visit Heritage Hall first, then these two houses, in order to understand the strata of society in 19th century Madison. That was good advice. This tour was oess detailed and took about 30 minutes total, but it rounded out the picture.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Carol P
Reviewed 14 March 2018

You can pay $7.00 each for the 3 homes to view in this town, or pay $15.00 to see all three. Two are side-by-side. You can walk or drive, and download the App of the tour. (Rogers House, Rose Cottage and Heritage Hall). These also...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Jeannene A
Reviewed 16 September 2017

the "pressing table" by the stove in Rose Cottage is a biscuit break. It is identical to the one I have in my kitchen that belonged to my great grandmother, and grandmother, and now me. It was used to make beaten biscuits which are more...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Connie M
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Nice tour with a personal touch. Good look at how the middle class lived "back in the day." Offers a package to go with Heritage Hall.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank mtsar6
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Both of these adjacent houses provide an interesting slice of Madison's history. Rogers House is the oldest remaining house in town and is still on the original lot. Rose Cottage is named after "Miss Rose", an African-American lady born into slavery who bought the lot,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Response from Mary Anne M | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think the below is correct...about $15 for all three which is extremely reasonable! Think the hours of operations were about 10 - 5.