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Admission to History Center is Free

The center is a non-profit and admission is alway free. We offer ticketed events and tours throughout the year to support new exhibits and history center programs. Provided below are upcoming events.


Annual Events 


Haunted Trolley Tours

2024 Dates: October 17, 18, 19, 25, 26
October 17th Tour is an ADA Friendly Tour - Facilitated on ADA Bus

7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m.

Join us if you dare aboard the Roman Rose Trolley as your docent from the dead spins harrowing tales of misfortune, death, and mayhem. Hear accounts of former residents who can still be seen in numerous locations around the city, continuing to live their lives as if we did not exist. You never know who is sitting with or standing beside you as the darkness of the night falls, for this is still their city, even in death.

The stories you’ll hear come from years of research, personal accounts, and real-life experiences. It’s the perfect combination of history mixed with haunted tales.

Location: Departs from Front of the Rome Area History Center
Cost: $25

Haunted on Broad Presents

Haunted River Tours

Dates & times to come!

On this tour, you'll hear bone-chilling tales shared by some of Rome's most well-known and loved storytellers! Listen to historian Selena Tilly as she tells about the haunting and sometimes deadly history of Rome rivers and its nautical past.

While we love our furry friends, only service animals are allowed on the boat. You may transfer tickets to another holder if you can no longer attend. Tickets are refundable if canceled due to inclement weather. 

Tipping of your guide, captain, and first mate is encouraged!

Location: Departs from Heritage Park Boat Dock  

Cost: $15

The Victorian Christmas Trolley Tour

Dates and times to come!

Join us for a trip back in time with A Victorian Christmas Trolley Tour of historic downtown Rome!

Discover the incredible beauty of the Between the Rivers Historic District all decked out for the Christmas season.
Hear curious bits of local holiday lore and history from the warmth of the Roman Rose Trolley while you enjoy the beautiful decorations adorning the historic homes along our route. A costumed guide will be on board to share local history and answer questions but be prepared for special steps on visitors from the past. You never know who will visit us from Rome’s gilded age.

Trolley tours will depart from the front of the Rome Area History Center located at 305 Broad Street in downtown Rome at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm.

Proceeds benefit the continuing efforts of the Rome Area History Center to preserve Rome's past and provide educational programs to help showcase our area’s wonderful history.

Tickets are $25 per person with a capacity of 28 per time frame. 

Location: Rome Area History Center

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