Visitor Guide

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We’ll help customize a visit that works best for your group’s interests.
Call 800-444-1834 and ask to speak with Johnette Chambers

Covid-19 Updates: See notations in red for current safety measures. If you have a group larger than 10 people, we can work with you to develop a tour that splits the group into smaller groups that rotate between attractions to stay in accordance with Covid-19 safety measures.)

Group Tour Guides – Rates
Let us create a guided tour for your group based on your group’s interests:
Step-on Guides: $60/hour per guide
Walking Tour Guide: $30/hour per guide (Limited to 15 per group)

Group Tour Options

Here are some ideas to inspire your next getaway to Georgia’s Rome:

Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center
(Covid-19 Update: Hosting groups under 50, masks required)Experience the ecology of Northwest Georgia. Interact with aquatic life and see a diverse variety of native fish species. Learn about the area’s thriving eco-system through indigenous plantings and explore the interpretive trails through the wetland area.

Downtown History Tour
(Covid-19 Update: Open to groups of 10 or less per tour, masks required) This guided tour of Rome’s historic downtown offers insights into its history, its beauty, and its secrets.

Rome’s City Clocktower & Museum

Rome City Clocktower
(Covid-19 Update: Open to groups of 10 or less per tour) Standing tall as the city’s icon, climb 107 steps to the top for the best views of Rome. The inside tower showcases murals from Rome’s history and the original clockworks.

Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home 
(Covid-19 Update: Open to groups of 10 or less per visit, masks required) Explore the history of the 19th century Cherokee through the life, home and property of the Ridge family. This historic house and museum is a National Historic Landmark and one of only a few private entities to be certified by the National Park Service as a site on the Trail of Tears.

Rome Area History Center
(Covid-19 Update: Open to groups of 10 or less per visit, masks required) Learn the history of Rome and the surrounding area with exhibits that range from early settlements through the Civil War to current day. Enhance your field trip experience with a professional storyteller and special activity! Call for more details.

Between-the-Rivers Historic District Group Tour
(Covid-19 Update: Open to groups of 10 or less per tour) The site of Rome’s founding in 1834, a tour of this district includes pre-Civil War structures; history and homes of many leading Romans; and two of Rome’s most significant landmarks: City Clocktower, a towering structure on one of Rome’s seven hills, and the Capitoline Wolf, a gift to Rome from Italy in 1929.

Roman Rose Trolley Tours
(Covid-19 Update: This service is still operating) The Roman Rose Trolley is reminiscent of a historic 1850’s trolley featuring wooden panel interior and bench seats. The trolley is available for historic tours of Cave Spring, Floyd County and Downtown Rome.

Group tour on the Sulzbacher Roman Holiday, Rome's 42-passenger excursion boat.

Group tour on the Sulzbacher Roman Holiday, Rome’s 42-passenger excursion boat.

Sulzbacher Roman Holiday Riverboat Cruise
(Covid-19 Update: This service is still operating for small groups) Experience Rome by way of the three rivers as you learn about the town’s rich history and diverse ecosystem on this 42-passenger excursion boat March through October.

Cave Spring Village Tour
A quaint village located just outside of Rome offers many points of interest including a natural spring, cave, shopping, dining and historical sites.

Myrtle Hill Cemetery
(Covid-19 Update: Open to groups of 10 or less per guided tour) Explore 6 terraces of this historic, quintessential garden cemetery. Learn about some of the greatest heroes and heroines of Rome’s past.

Unique Tours
Rome Flavor Tours offer a taste of Rome’s culinary scene through a variety of local dishes. Step-on Guide tours can be customized to help you see all the sights and sounds of Rome while learning the stories that make it memorable. Downtown Walking Tours offer a unique perspective for smaller groups looking to explore the town’s storied history.

Group tour can include events such as the Shakespeare Festival

2020 Shakespeare Festival will look different this year with social distancing spaces designated on the green.

Arts & Entertainment
Covid-19 Update: Rome hosts many outdoor events that offer social distancing options. View our upcoming events) Time your visit to see the Rome Symphony Orchestra, the oldest symphony in the South; catch a live theatre production at the historic DeSoto Theatre or Rome City Auditorium; enjoy a show at Georgia’s premier Shakespeare Festival in September, the Wings Over North Georgia Airshow in October and see award worthy films at the Rome International Film Festival in November.

Upcoming 2020 (outdoor) events with updated social distancing measures include:

Shakespeare Festival

Drive-in Wings Over Georgia Airshow

 

Outdoor Dining
Covid-19 Update: Most restaurants are offering curb-side service and limited seating for indoor dining, and many with outdoor dining) Downtown Rome offers many locally owned restaurants with group dining options.  Restaurants are all located within walking distance to hotels in our historic downtown area so groups have the option to break up into smaller parties for different restaurant experiences.

Speakers Bureau
We have a speakers bureau for a variety of topics from motivational speaking, to team building to local subject matter experts.

 

Take a group tour of film locations such as Oak Hill featured in Sweet Home Alabama

Oak Hill – Berry College – Featured in Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

Oak Hill & Berry College Group Tour
(Covid-19 Update: Currently closed to the public) Learn the story of Martha Berry, founder of the Berry Schools. Tour her home place, art collections, and expansive gardens surrounding her estate. Explore the world’s largest college campus featuring a variety of architectural styles, including a complex of English Gothic buildings gifted by Henry Ford in 1925.

Berry College Wildlife in My Backyard

(Covid-19 Update: Currently closed to the public) In this tour, students will embark on a nature walk and learn unique facts about the wildlife in our world. This tour requires a minimum group size of eight for grades pre-k through 5th grade.

Berry College Dairy Tour
(Covid-19 Update: Currently closed to the public) On this Dairy Tour, students will visit the Rollins Dairy Unit to learn about the life cycle of the cow from calving all the way through the milking process. This tour requires a minimum group size of eight for grades pre-k through 8th grade.