Jefferson County Historical Society

© 2008 Jefferson County Historical Society
615 W. First St. :: Madison, Indiana 47250 :: (812) 265-2335 ::

Jefferson County Historical Society and Heritage Center, 
      Madison, Indiana

JCHS :: Exhibits ::


Heritage Center exhibits

Railroad Station exhibits

Heritage Center

heritage center

615 W. First St.
Madison, Indiana 47250
(812) 265-2335


The Caboose

A restored railroad caboose, originally built in 1918 for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, stands next to the Heritage Center. One of the last of the wooden cabooses built, it was a home on wheels for freight train crews, and was equipped with stove, ice box, and bunks. Once a common sight on passing trains, cabooses have all but disappeared from America’s railroads, victims of new technology and changing labor rules. The caboose is open for viewing during regular museum hours.

Society Events

2017 Madison in Bloom Garden Bi-Annual Tour

Tour private gardens in the downtown historic district.

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