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 half way 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'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.
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.
- 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.