Private Tours

New to Madison? Planning a family, class or other reunion? Want to show off Madison to out-of-town guests or new or potential hires? Consider scheduling a private historic architecture walking tour with Madison Trust.

Dates: Private tours are conducted within our tour season, Maythrough September.

Reservations: Reservation are required. We ask that you contact us at least two weeks ahead of your preferred tour date so we can make sure a volunteer docent is available.

Tour choices: You may choose from any of the below tours, even if they are not part of our seasonal schedule this year.

Cost: $20.00 each for 1-10 guests, $15.00 each for 11 or more guests. Tickets can be prepaid or paid on the tour. If you pay on the tour, we only accept cash or check.

Cancellations: To cancel, please contact us at least 24 hours prior to your tour.

Weather: We will be there rain or shine!

What to wear: Dress for the weather in comfortable shoes, as tours require standing and walking for up to 90 minutes.

Bascom Hill tour

Learning Matters

East isthmus Bike Tour

King Street tour

Where Madison First Happened


Machinery Row Tour

Threshers, Tractors, Trains & Traveling Salesmen

Mansion Hill east tour

Lifestyles of the Rich and (Once) Famous

Mansion hill west tour

Meet Movers & Shakers


Maple Bluff Cambridge rd tour

Lakeside Architectural Gems

Marquette Bungalows tour

What’s a Jerkinhead?

Nakoma tour

One of Madison’s first suburbs


Orton Park tour

Distinctive Architecture & Stately Oaks

State Street tour

That Great Street

Sunset Hills tour

Mad Mid Mod


Third Lake Ridge tour

Brewers & Burghers

University Heights tour

Iconic Architects

UW Ag Campus tour

Birthplace of the Wisconsin Idea


Westmorland tour

From Farmland to Frank Lloyd Wright