Visitor Guide

Rome’s Historic Clocktower – 150th Birthday Celebration

150 Years of Rome Clocktower

Rome Clocktower 150th Celebration Events

All ticketed events held at the Rome Clocktower benefit the Rome Clocktower Restoration Fund.
The Rome Area History Center is a non-profit; all ticketed events held at the center benefit the Rome Area History Center.

Download the Celebration Calendar (PDF)


May

Bob Harris story telling eventMay 5 – 6 PM – Clocktower Storytelling Event with Bob Harris
Storyteller, Bob Harris will share wonderful tales of Rome and the Clocktower on the lawn of the Clocktower Hill.
Location:
Rome Clocktower
Tickets:
Free Entry

 


Clocktower Painting Class by Kristi Kent

Clocktower Painting Class by Kristi Kent

May 6 – 5:30 PM – Clocktower Painting Party with “Clocktails”
Join us for a painting party to create your own Clocktower masterpiece and enjoy “Clocktail drinks” on the deck overlooking downtown Rome with views of the river and of course – the Clocktower!
Proceeds will benefit the Clocktower Restoration Fund.
The painting will be led by artist, Kristi Kent.
Location:
Courtyard Rome Riverwalk
Tickets:
Tickets coming soon


Rome's City Clocktower Tour

Rome’s City Clocktower Tour

May 7 – Noon – First Saturday Clocktower Tours
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. Tours are offered the first Saturday of the month, April thru September.
Location: Rome Clocktower
Tickets:
$10, Purchase Tickets

 


May 10 – Rome Clocktower History Special Exhibit Open to Public

View the special exhibit on the history of the Clocktower and the Rome Fire Department.
Exhibit will run through September.
Location: Rome Area History Center
Tickets:
Free Entry


lecture seriesMay 13 – 6 PM – Clocktower Lecture Series: During and after the Civil War
A monthly lecture celebrating the Rome Clocktower will be held the second Friday of each month. Rome History Center Director will share new stories and unique insights each month.
Location:
Rome Area History Center
Tickets:
$5, (Free for members) Details coming soon


June

Rome's City Clocktower Tour

Rome’s City Clocktower Tour

June 4 – Noon – First Saturday Clocktower Tours
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. Tours are offered the first Saturday of the month, April thru September.
Location: Rome Clocktower
Tickets:
$10, Purchase Tickets

 


lecture seriesJune 10 – 6 PM – Clocktower Lecture Series: Conception and Construction of the Water System and Tank
A monthly lecture celebrating the Rome Clocktower will be held the second Friday of each month. Rome History Center Director will share new stories and unique insights each month.
Location:
Rome Area History Center
Tickets:
$5, (Free for members) Details coming soon


July

Rome's City Clocktower Tour

Rome’s City Clocktower Tour

July 2 – Noon – First Saturday Clocktower Tours
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. Tours are offered the first Saturday of the month, April thru September.
Location: Rome Clocktower
Tickets:
$10, Purchase Tickets

 

 


lecture seriesJuly 8 – 6 PM – Clocktower Lecture Series: Tank and Brick Decagon Planning
A monthly lecture celebrating the Rome Clocktower will be held the second Friday of each month. Rome History Center Director will share new stories and unique insights each month.
Location:
Rome Area History Center
Tickets:
$5, (Free for members) Details coming soon


August

Rome's City Clocktower Tour

Rome’s City Clocktower Tour

August 6 – Noon – First Saturday Clocktower Tours
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. Tours are offered the first Saturday of the month, April thru September.
Location: Rome Clocktower
Tickets:
$10, Purchase Tickets

 


lecture seriesAugust 12 – 6 PM – Clocktower Lecture Series: Clock Works and Bell Additions
A monthly lecture celebrating the Rome Clocktower will be held the second Friday of each month. Rome History Center Director will share new stories and unique insights each month.
Location:
Rome Area History Center
Tickets:
$5, (Free for members) Details coming soon


September

Rome's City Clocktower Tour

Rome’s City Clocktower Tour

September 3 – Noon – First Saturday Clocktower Tours
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. Tours are offered the first Saturday of the month, April thru September.
Location: Rome Clocktower
Tickets:
$10, Purchase Tickets

 

 


lecture seriesSeptember 9 – 6 PM – Clocktower Lecture Series: Alterations, Museum Creation, View to the Future
A monthly lecture celebrating the Rome Clocktower will be held the second Friday of each month. Rome History Center Director will share new stories and unique insights each month.
Location:
Rome Area History Center
Tickets:
$5, (Free for members) Details coming soon

September 24 – 8 PM – Movie Night at the Clocktower
See a special showing of the Clocktower Movie under the stars! The film was created by by Austin L. Wiggins of HindLight Media.
Location: Rome Clocktower
Tickets:
Free entry


November

View from clocktower, by Tony Pope

November 5 – 6 PM – Clocktower Fall Spectacular
Calling all amateur and professional photographers who enjoy capturing the beauty of fall from the best view in Rome – the top of the Clocktower!
Location:
Rome Clocktower
Tickets:
$10, Details coming soon

November 19 – 1PM – Clocktower Re-dedication Ceremony, Clockworks added in October of 1872
Location: Rome Clocktower
Tickets:
Free entry

All ticketed events held at the Rome Clocktower benefit the Rome Clocktower Restoration Fund.
The Rome Area History Center is a non-profit; all ticketed events held at the center benefit the Rome Area History Center. 


Previous Events

January

January 13, 2022,  4PM – Build Your Own Clocktower Craft Night
Join us at the Rome Area History Center to build your own Rome Clocktower Model.
Location: Rome Clocktower
Tickets:
$5, Reserve Your Spot
View Event Photo Gallery 

January 27, 2022, 11:30 AM – Rome Clocktower 150th Birthday Party
Come celebrate the 150th Birthday of the Rome Clocktower! The Water Tower was dedicated on January 27, 1872. The bell and clockworks were added between October and November later that same year. Celebrate 1870’s style with music, ceremony and of course, cake!
Location: Rome Clocktower
Tickets:
Free Entry
View event photos
Watch Video of Event

January 27, 2022, 5:00 PM – Rome Clocktower Display
Come view a beautiful display of Rome Clocktower Art at the Rome Area History Center. Awards will be given to recognize creativity in the clocktowers built for the display.  Works will be made by artists of all ages and abilities. Awards for creativity will be announced at 5:30 PM.
Location: Rome Area History Center
Tickets:
Free Entry
Exhibit: Clocktowers will be on display January 27 – February 11, 2022.
View a photo gallery of exhibit


Clocktower Stargazing eventApril 1 – 8:30 PM – Night with the Stars: Stargazing Event

We are proud to partner with Tellus Science Museum to bring you this fun stargazing event on Clocktower Hill. View the stars using telescopes provided by Tellus; astronomer enthusiasts will be on site to answer questions. Hear from local experts who will share about the movements and relative positions of our stars.
Cost: $10. Telescope sessions will be held 30-minute increments. Reserve your spot today! 
Location: Rome Clocktower
Tickets: $10, This event is sold out


Rome's City Clocktower Tour

Rome’s City Clocktower Tour

April 2 – Noon – First Saturday Clocktower Tours
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. Tours are offered the first Saturday of the month, April thru September.
Location: Rome Clocktower
Tickets:
$10, Purchase Tickets


lecture seriesApril 8 – 6 PM – Clocktower Lecture Series: History of the Hillside Pre-Civil War
A monthly lecture celebrating the Rome Clocktower will be held the second Friday of each month. Rome History Center Director will share new stories and unique insights each month.
Location:
Rome Area History Center
Tickets:
$5, Purchase tickets