20 Myrtle St SW, Rome, GA 30161
The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism will hosts the annual Where Romans Rest: Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tours in October. The tour highlights a new set of notable Romans allowing visitors to learn more about the permanent residents of the cemetery.
Tickets must be purchased in advance
Parking: Park along Myrtle Street or at the Kingfisher Trailhead
In the Victorian era, cemeteries were often considered a public park. Sunday afternoons would find families enjoying a picnic or an afternoon stroll through the cemetery. This year’s tours will reflect that nostalgia. Surrounded by beautiful cemetery architecture, symbolism and one of the best views of Rome, patrons are asked to bring a folding chair or picnic blanket.
Myrtle Hill Cemetery has paved and unpaved paths, some with steep slopes, stairs, and uneven surfaces. Strollers are not recommended. Parking for the tour is located along Myrtle Street and at the Kingfisher Trail Head. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Take the main gated entrance to the cemetery (located at Myrtle St SW). Walk the road to the top of the first hill; your docent will meet you there.
Admission to the tour is $15 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Georgia’s Rome Welcome Center and Gift Shops located at 402 Civic Center Drive and 303 Broad Street.
The cemetery dates back to 1857 and is the final resting place for over 20,000 of Rome’s most notable residents including 368 Civil War graves, four US Congressmen, a Congressman of the Confederate States of America, a US Senator and Ellen Axson Wilson, wife of the 28th President of the United States. The Cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Book a Group Tour: The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism has more than 40 years of experience working with tour operators & group planners. A custom itinerary for a Rome, Ga. tour is a phone call away – 800/444-1834. Group tours must be booked in advance.