Machinery Row Historic Architecture Walking Tours

  • 601 Williamson Street
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 441-8864

During the booming 19th century, the east side of Madison was the center of the agricultural implement manufacturing industry in Wisconsin. Railroads converged here and the area became known as “Machinery Row.” Learn about this history and see factories, commercial buildings, a railroad station, hotels, and a candy company to boot!


After the tour: Enjoy a complimentary pint of beer, coffee, iced tea or soda at Eldorado Grill, 744 Williamson St.

*Please note there will be construction on sections of this tour.

Reservations: No reservations necessary!

  • Times: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Admission: $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and free for Madison Trust members