Welcome to Fort Madison

Fort Madison, Iowa (pop. 11,000) located along the Mighty Mississippi River in the southeast corner of Iowa. Fort Madison is situated between picturesque bluffs and one of the widest portions of the river. Our community is rich in history, culture and business opportunities abound. Home to innovative and sustainable industries; historic districts; and variety of transportation options including our Scenic Byways, historic rail lines, air, and river access…Fort Madison is Always Moving.

Live Here

Fort Madison is a beautiful Mississippi River community, with plenty to offer everyone.

Start a Business Here

With a vibrant Main Street, what could be better than opening a business right here?

Play Here

A multitude of beautiful parks, sports fields and complexes, walking and biking trails and a beautiful riverfront.

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Featured Events

Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Fort Madison's Central Park Bandstand will play host to the City Band for their 1st summer concert. Plan on coming to the park a little before 7:30. Participants are encouraged to bring either lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on, since seating is limited.
Central Park
Jul 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:00 pm
Boost your health and support local agriculture by purchasing fresh fruit and vegetables each Monday beginning May 1st until September 25th starting at 4:00 p.m.. Located at 814 10th Street (The Depot parking lot) in downtown Fort Madison, you can also pick up delicious homemade pastries and pies. This event will take place rain or shine.
The Depot
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Avenue G 18th to 5th street
Jul 4 @ 9:30 pm – 10:15 pm
9:30 pm
Mississippi River