East Second Street, Rome, GA 30161
First Saturday, May-Sep, 12-2 PM
Clocktower Tour Tickets are Now Available!
The first tour in 2020 will be held Saturday, July 11. (It is being held the 2nd Saturday of the month, since the first Saturday of July is a holiday). The monthly Saturday tours will resume for the first Saturday of the month in August and September.
This year, to help ensure social distancing, tickets are required for entry. Entry is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance. Tickets will be available in 30 minute time slots between Noon and 2 p.m. Please arrive on time; tickets are only valid during the time block reserved. The tourism office is limiting the number of guests allowed in the clocktower at one time to help guests stay an appropriate distance from other guests. Ticket holders who do not show up for their registered time will lose their time slot and are not guaranteed another slot.
Please note: To help ensure safety and social distance, limited tickets are issued for each tour. Ticket holders who do not show up for their reserved time slot will lose their reservation. Tickets are required for entry. Tours last up to 30 minutes.
Every first Saturday, our iconic Clocktower is open for free tours, where you can climb the steps to the very top to get the best view of our wonderful city! See the history of Rome in a painted mural depicting the founding of Rome through present day on the interior of the tower (Limit 20 people at clocktower top at a time). Private tours are available by appointment (details below).
It is free to tour the clocktower, but donations are suggested to help in the continual restoration efforts.
Free guided tours are offered every first Saturday, May – September, 12 pm – 2 pm
Book a tour with one of our local guides; personalized based on your needs. Tours offered include Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Civil War History, River Heritage, Clocktower & Downtown Rome History. Advance reservations required.
A fee is required for the tour guide: Students/Non-profit – $75/hr ($50 add’tl) Private: $100/hr ($85 add’tl)
Book a Private Tour:
All proceeds and donations from tours benefit the Myrtle Hill-Oak Hill Memorial Association to improve and maintain places of historic importance in Georgia’s Rome,