A Locals Guide to Madisonville
Madisonville is a historic river town founded in 1811 located along the banks of the Tchefuncte River. The town is rich in maritime history being one of the oldest settlements in Louisiana, and the oldest settlement in St. Tammany Parish. All though one of the fastest growing towns in St. Tammany Parish, Madisonville strives to retain their local charm and character.
About Madisonville Residents
Based on census records the town of Madisonville consists of nearly 866 residents. Homes vary from historic homes, subdivisions, waterfront homes, patio homes, townhomes, and condos.
St. Tammany Parish School System
Madisonville offers both options for public and private schooling. All of which rank above average. Make sure to visit St. Tammany Parish School District to research your options in the area.
Things to Do
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum
The museum brings Louisiana’s maritime history to life through interpretive programs, exhibits, and publications. The museum even offers classes to learn the craft of boat-building providing you and your family the opportunity to build your very own wooden boat! You won’t want to miss the annual wooden boat festival in the fall exhibiting vintage boats from several decades, live music, and food booths. The festival attracts 30,000 visitors (wow!) so it’s something you definitely don’t want to miss out on.
At least that’s what the locals like to call it! Old Madisonville oozes with charm and character. This is a very walkable part of town. Visit the park located along the Tchefuncte River to watch the sunset as the boats pass by, dine at local eateries offering the best local seafood in the area, browse and shop the local boutiques, stroll down Main Street to take in the historic homes. We encourage you to check out their event calendar regularly as many events and festivals are hosted throughout the year.