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Locally leading a national movement committed to strengthening communities with preservation-based economic development.

Downtown Madison, Indiana.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation began its national Main Street movement in 1979, with Madison as one of three pilot communities. Madison Main Street is a team of residents, business owners, property owners, and civic leaders working together to ensure that downtown Madison is a vibrant place to live, work, shop, dine, visit, and play. Madison Main Street is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization designated by Indiana Main Street and accredited by the National Main Street Center. Madison is one of more than 1,200 Main Street communities across the country with the common goal of preserving America’s historic downtown as economically vital centers of the community.​

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Madison’s historic downtown district is economically vibrant, with shops, restaurants, and nightlife serving local residents as well as a large number of tourists and visitors. With more than 18 events organized annually, we ensure the investment in our non-profit mission is measurable and promotes all things local. As a Nationally-Accredited Main Street, Madison Main Street focuses on the historic commercial shopping district and works with community partners, donors, sponsors, and supporters to connect with those outside of the district. Below is a quick look at our district which encompasses 200+ businesses.

Downtown Madison, Indiana

Our volunteers get things done! MMSP is made up of a volunteer-based board and committee leadership. Paid staff follows through with the initiatives and day-to-day organization that is strategically planned by the volunteer base. Become a volunteer today!

Madison Main Street is welcoming to all and committed to maintaining and supporting our historic Main Street. We can't wait to see you downtown!

Madison Main Street Program

Austin Sims

Executive Director, 812-274-0385


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