Originally a portion of Guilford, Madison was first settled about 1650 on land bought from the Nehantic and Mohegan Indians in 1641. The Town of Madison, named for President James Madison, was incorporated in 1826.

Today, Madison shines with New England charm. Downtown is highlighted by a traditional town green and a centrally located shopping district featuring locally owned retail shops.

The town also offers a host of outdoor activities. Madison is home to Hammonasset Beach State Park, Connecticut’s largest shoreline state park, with over 2 miles of shoreline. Visitors can also enjoy over 20 trails that range from a leisurely stroll to challenging treks.