WELCOME TO MADISONVILLE
Hugging the banks of the lovely Tchefuncte River, Madisonville is rich in local color and maritime history. Explore that history at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum and learn about efforts to preserve Madisonville’s lighthouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In Madisonville, you’ll enjoy some of the freshest seafood anywhere, or bring your boat or water ski and swim, fish, or cruise down the Tchefuncte river as it makes its way to Lake Pontchartrain.
Visitors flock to Madisonville for festivals, including the Maritime Museum’s Wooden Boat Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Krewe of Tchefuncte Mardi Gras boat parade. You can also explore Fairview-Riverside State Park for camping, boating, fishing, and hiking or tour the historic Otis House Museum.