Here in Rome, we have plenty of locations that hold a special place in our storied past. Here are 8 historic sites in Rome that visitors need to check out.
1.) Chieftain’s Museum and Major Ridge Home
The Chieftain’s Museum gives visitors a glimpse into the Cherokee history of Rome and is also a landmark along the Trail of Tears
2.) City Clocktower
This landmark sits atop Neely Hill and offers great views of the city. (Tours are currently unavailable while the Clocktower is undergoing renovations)
3.) DeSoto Theatre
Located at the top of Broad Street, this recently restored famous theatre was the first to be designed for movies with sound. Go see their latest production!
4.) The Historic Pump Works at the Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center
The Rome-Floyd River E.C.O. Center is primarily used to educate locals and visitors of the diverse wildlife and ecosystem present in our region. It houses the original Oostanaula Pump House which is a National Historic Landmark.
5.) Labyrinth of Rome
The Labyrinth of Rome was created as a repurposing of an old outdoor amphitheatre that that built into the side of Jackson Hill. Labyrinths offer a winding journey with the goal of self discovery and inward reflection.
6.) Myrtle Hill Cemetery
The second oldest cemetery in Rome, is the final resting place of over 20,000 people ranging from Civil War soldiers to pre-Revolution settlers. Venture on your own with our app.
7.) Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum
The Oak Hill and Martha Berry Museum was the home of Berry College founder, Martha Berry, and offers tours that give insight into the college and her life.
8.) Veterans Plaza
This memorial is dedicated to the brave veterans who fought for our country. The Tomb of America’s Known Soldier lies in the center of the memorial.