Visitor Guide

A Guide to Each Museum in Rome

Posted July 26, 2018 by Nic Diaz in Heritage/History, Things to Do

When we say there’s plenty to Rome’s history, we aren’t kidding. Check out these awesome museums next time you’re in town!

The Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight is dedicated to  raising awareness of aviation and the important role it has played in shaping our nation’s history. The museum provides displays, a vast collection of historic flight and military memorabilia as well as maintains these planes.

The Berry College Science Museum

The Berry College Museum of Science and Natural History is a small museum of various artifacts that have had profound impacts on how humanity has seen the world and have contributed to the advancement of civilization.

The Rome Area History Museum

As a vital center for local historical research, the Rome Area History Museum preserves, interprets, and exhibits collections portraying the history of Rome and the surrounding area. The permanent exhibits create a walk through time starting with the Native Americans and early settlers through the Civil War, and then the development of Rome’s culture, life-ways and industries.  Original documents such as maps, blueprints, photos, personal letters and business records provide sources that paint Rome’s history.  The archives house photographs, books, and manuscripts pertaining to the region.

The Chieftains Museum & Major Ridge Home

At the core of the house is a two-story “dogtrot” log cabin that once served as the home of prominent Cherokee leader Major Ridge and his family. The house has grown significantly since Ridge’s departure and important examples of Northwest Georgia architecture can be seen in the various additions to the structure. It is the connection with the Cherokees, however, that gives the site a prominent position in America’s history.

The Rome-Floyd ECO Center

While technically not a museum, the Rome-Floyd ECO Center is a natural resource education facility located on the banks of the Oostanaula River. The ECO Center strives to educate the community about our resources and the ecology of our area. It accomplishes that goal by providing school programs, community speaker series, and a variety of events while utilizing a native garden, wetland demonstration area, and over 25 live animal exhibits that change seasonally.

The Oak Hill & Martha Berry Museum

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum is one of Georgia’s most prized attractions. Opened in 1972 as a historic house and history museum, their mission is to tell the story of Martha Berry and Berry College through exhibitions, events and educational programming.

Duke Museum of Military History

Learn about our world history as you explore our military history.  See artifacts and weapons from conflicts past, from pre-WWI to modern day.

Nic Diaz
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