Visitor Guide

Myrtle Hill Cemetery

20 Myrtle Street, Rome, GA 30161


Sunrise to sunset

One of the most beautiful cemeteries in the nation sits atop Myrtle Hill at the confluence of the Etowah, Oostanaula and Coosa rivers. Offering an unimpeded view of downtown Rome, Georgia, to the northeast, the Etowah Valley to the east, and the Appalachian foothills to the south, the cemetery boasts spectacular vistas and historic significance which combine to make it one of the most unique in the world. If you are looking for the historic, surreal, quintessential southern cemetery, Myrtle Hill is it. Come explore its six terraces and rich history – and visit the place where Romans rest.

Myrtle Hill Cemetery Free Mobile App Tour

photo2Rome’s Historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery has become the permanent home of more than 20,000 Romans since 1857. Myrtle Hill Cemetery is located on one of Rome’s seven hills and is situated on six terraces. Out of reach of flooding, the cemetery provides dramatic and beautiful views of Rome while also telling the stories of the pioneers and heroes of this community.
The Mobile App Tour is changing the way you can experience this beautiful cemetery. The FREE tour of Myrtle Hill will take you on a journey to discover Rome’s rich heritage through text, audio, video and historical photos as you are guided by GPS through the cemetery.
To download for free, search “Myrtle Hill” in the Apple App Store.

Featured Sites on the Mobile App Tour (Apple iphone)

  • Ellen Axson Wilson, First Lady of the United States
  • Over 300 Civil War Soldiers
  • The Story of John Wisdom, Paul Revere of the South
  • Veterans Plaza – Dedicated to the Veterans of America
  • America’s Known Solider of WWI
  • Founders of Rome
  • The Family of Martha Berry, founder of Berry College
  • Alfred Shorter, namesake of Shorter College
  • “The Lady who Saved Football in Georgia”
  • Two young boys killed in the Winecoff Hotel fire of Atlanta in 1946
  • “Human Bunny”
  • + Over 50 additional sites!


Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tree Tour

Rome’s Historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery has over 35 different species of trees. Many trees are rare and many are not native to the Northwest Georgia Area.
Download Map: Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tree Tour
Printed Tree Tour Map: Available at Rome-Floyd Visitor Center and Downtown Welcome Center.

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