Gates of Heaven Synagogue

James Madison Park
302 E. Gorham Street
Madison, WI 53703

P: 266-4712

The Gates of Heaven Synagogue building, constructed in 1863 according to plans by August Kutzbock (the architect of Wisconsin's second State Capitol building), survives as one of the oldest synagogues still standing in the U.S. After falling out of use as a synagogue, the building served various occupants, then narrowly escaped destruction, before becoming a property of the City of Madison. The general public may arrange to tour the Gates of Heaven building or to rent it for a small social gathering. To do so, visit the Parks Division of the City of Madison, Room 120, 215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Madison, or contact by phone or e-mail.