Visitor Guide

Downtown Rome Welcome Center & Rome Area History Center Gift Shop

300 W. 1st Street, Rome, GA 30161


Tue-Fri: 10a-5p; Sat: 10a-5p

The Downtown Rome Welcome Center is recognized by the state as an official Regional Visitor Information Center (RVIC).  The accessibility of the center makes it an ideal location for visitors to access travel tips, travel brochures and find friendly trip-planning assistance. It is located inside the Rome Area History Center; the museum is free an is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm.

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Downtown Welcome Center offers many services:

  • Book Local Tours:  Rome Flavor Ventures, Roman Holiday Riverboat Tours, Downtown Walking Tours and History Museum Tours.
  • Shop souvenirs: A selection of gifts from the Rome Area History Center are offered for sale at the center.

Location: Access directly from 300 W. 1st St. or stop by during your visit to the Rome Area History Center

The center is located adjacent to the Town Green, Forum River Center, urban riverfront and across from for the 3rd Avenue Parking Deck.

The renovations required to build the downtown Welcome Center were made possible by community supported 2013 SPLOST funds.