Downtown Rome is the place to be, here are some tips to help you make the most out of your time.
You get the first hour of parking free at the 3rd Avenue parking deck by the Forum
The parking deck is often the best place to park in Downtown Rome. The first hour is free, and can be validated, along with many other areas downtown, just look for the sticker. You can find all downtown parking areas here.
You can have your parking validated in certain locations
Look for the “We Validate Parking” sticker on the front doors of participating businesses. Locations include the 3rd Ave. Parking Deck and the Annex lot on East 1st Ave. You can download the free ParkMobile app for the Annex parking lot to easily pay for or add time from your phone.
If you’re eager to learn some of Rome’s downtown history, you don’t need to wait for a tour
By downloading our Georgia’s Rome App, you can embark on a tour challenge downtown, and discover history in a fun way. Completing challenges unlocks new ones and let’s you find out even more of our rich history.
If you are looking for free and open WiFi go to the Town Green
With the explosive popularity of the Pokemon Go app, it’s no wonder people are looking for free WiFi. Located next to the Forum, the Town Green offers free WiFi for the public.
For those that love reading, there is a Little Free Library in front of the Carnegie Library
A Little Free Library is a marvelous thing; the premise behind it is to take a book and/or donate a book, to share literature with everyone! Stop by the library and see what books there are, and if you don’t feel like taking a book, you’re more than welcome to donate one!
BONUS: Check out the newly updated Visitor Guide for a great list of attractions, restaurants, shopping and lodging in Rome
Our comprehensive Visitor Guide is the best source of information for those new to Rome! With every downtown business listed, it also details some of our most famous attractions from Berry College, Oak Hill, Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Cave Spring and even our trails and rivers for the avid explorer.
What/where is the Carnegie Library?
The Carnegie Library building on Broad Street in Rome, GA is one of the thirty original libraries funded by Andrew Carnegie in Georgia. Built in 1911, this building has been restored and now used as a local office space. The library was replaced in 1988 by the much larger Sara Hightower Regional Library. It is located at 607 Broad Street and you can see the facade of the original Carnegie Library.