Located in the North Madison / Robertson's Shopping Center
508 Old Toll Road / Rt. 80
Madison, CT 06443
Our area of Madison, formerly part of Guilford and known as East Guilford, was settled about 1950 on land bought from the Nehantic and Mohegan Indians in 1641. With the population increasing, settlers here sought separate parishes. This separation became the Society of East Guilford incorporated in 1707, the Society in North Madison also called North Bristol, in 1953 and finally the Town of Madison, named for President James Madison, was incorporated in 1826.
This was once a center for fishing, shipbuilding, farming, and crayon manufacturing. Famous people born here include Thomas Chittenden, first Governor of Vermont, philanthropist Daniel Hand, artist Gilbert Munger, and chief sponsor of the Civil War ironclad warship Monitor Cornelius Scranton Bushnell.
James Madison and Beer
Before becoming president, James Madison was better known as the "father of the U.S. Constitution". James Madison pitched the very first bill to tax alcoholic beverages. The new tax was levied on porter, rum, beer, ale and other spirits. The 4th President of the United States, was possibly the biggest advocate for home brewing.
James Madison believed in American beer so much that he tried to create a national brewery and install a secretary of beer to protect the interests of the young brewing culture in the country.
The James Madison House
Like President Madison, we at the James Madison House have a great love for beer and local brewing. We make it point to support local and craft breweries so bring our customers new beers to try along with favorites they have already come to love. Pair a great variety of beers with a full bar with fresh American cuisine with a priority on freshness, and a great local neighborhood crowd, the James Madison House is definitely the place to be.