The Holidays are quickly approaching! What better way to celebrate than exploring Georgia’s Rome with the people you love! Here are twelve different attractions to tour while in Rome for the Holidays.
1. Giving Angels Exhibit at the Rome Area History Center
The Giving Angels Art Exhibition is a collection of angel themed artwork created by many different local artists. The proceeds from these beautiful pieces will benefit local non-profits, as well as the Rome Area History Center. Artwork will be on display through January 7th, 2023. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm, with free admission! Come support your local community through this unique display!
2. Shopping at Georgia’s Rome Gift Shops
Georgia’s Rome Gift Shop is conveniently located in two locations. The Downtown location is directly on Broad Street, while the Jackson Hill location is right off of Turner McCall Boulevard. Both locations feature locally-crafted goods and Rome souvenirs, and also include Welcome Centers with information about Rome. While visiting Rome this Holiday season, be sure to stop by one of our gift shops for unique and memorable Rome items!
The Rome Labyrinth is located on Jackson Hill, which is one of Rome’s seven hills. Walking a Labyrinth is actually a form of meditation, which is great way to slow down during the busy Holiday season. It was originally built as an erosion control pond in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration. The Labyrinth is just down the hill from Georgia’s Rome Gift Shop’s Jackson Hill Location; making this a great afternoon adventure with family!
4. “Rome for the Holidays” in Downtown Rome, Georgia
Downtown Rome is a fan favorite attraction for anytime of the year! This year, the Downtown Development office has planned a month full of Holiday activities for families. From Trolley Rides with Santa, to a Movie and Meet with The Grinch, there is something fun for all young families!
5. Georgia’s Rome Trail System
Since the Holiday season in Georgia rarely includes snow, the ECO Greenway Trail System in Rome is still a great outdoor attraction! The system features over 16 miles of paved, riverfront trails. There are multiple different trailheads to start the path at, and they can be used for walking or biking.
6. The Old Mill at Berry College
The Old Mill, located at Berry College, is a wooden overshot waterwheel. It is considered one of the largest in the world at 42 feet in diameter, and was a gift to Berry from the Republic Mining Company. The attraction and college can be visited by guests and tourists! When visiting Berry College, visit their Welcome Center and ask for a map of the campus to easily locate the beautiful Waterwheel!
The Capitoline Wolf stands in front of City Hall. The statue was presented from the Chatillion Corporation in Rome, Italy during the reign of Mussolini. A replica of the attraction now stands in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Campidoglio in Rome, Italy. The Capitoline Wolf is a great piece of history to explore in Georgia’s Rome!
8. Downtown Rome Greenery Arch
The Downtown Development Office has outdone themselves with this year’s Holiday decor! This beautiful arch, full of greenery, was added outside of their office in the Carnegie Building. While checking out the Capitoline Wolf, be sure to grab a photo in front of this!
Myrtle Hill Cemetery is located in South Rome, just on the outskirts of Downtown Rome. The former First Lady, Ellen Axson Wilson, is buried in the cemetery as well. The location features rich history, and includes the best view of Georgia’s Rome from the top of the cemetery!
Oak Hill is the Greek Revival home of Berry College founder, Martha Berry. The grounds also feature beautiful gardens and a museum that guests can tour. The home was also featured in the film, ‘Sweet Home Alabama.’ Get details on visiting the home and gardens while visiting Rome this Holiday season! The are offering a free community day on Sat. Dec 17.
The Christmas Trolley Tours feature a trip back in time along Downtown Rome! The tours benefit the Rome Area History Center. Get details on the tours and purchase tickets. These wonderful trolley rides are an opportunity to learn about Rome’s rich history this Christmas!
Last, but certainly not least, is Rome’s iconic Clocktower! This fan favorite attraction is beautiful anytime of the year, but especially at Christmas. The base of the Clocktower can be visited at any time, and it includes beautiful gardens too!
Looking for more Holiday events? Be sure to out our Georgia’s Rome Event Calendar.