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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.

 

2023  Special Events 

Yearly Events 

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Downtown History Tours

April - September, First Saturday
10 am - 11 am
Jump aboard the Roman Chariots as we drive you on this guided tour. 
Each downtown tour is unique, where groups are led through Rome’s historic downtown to discover its history, beauty, and secrets.

Location: Front of the Rome Area History Center
Cost: $10

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Haunted Trolley Tours

June 16th, 2023
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: Front of the Rome Area History Center
Cost: $25

Haunted on Broad

Presents

Hallowed Hauntings

Friday October 13th, 2023

Join some of Rome's most well-known and loved storytellers as they weave haunting tales about superstitions that have been passed down through the ages.

Purchase tickets to see one show or both shows! 

7:00 pm: Stories to send shivers up your spine. Geared for all ages! 

8:30 pm: Enter at Your Own Risk! Stories for ages 12 and up. 

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Location: The second floor of the Rome Area History Center

Cost:

One show- $6/ticket (Choose 7 PM for all ages or 8:30 PM for 12 & Older)

Two shows - $10/ticket

Haunted on Broad

Presents

Haunted Trolley Tours

Two Great Weekends!

Friday and Saturday, October 20th, 21st, and 27th, 28th, 2023

6, 7, 8, and 9 pm

This event was recognized by Northwest Georgia's Historic High Country Travel Association as the "Best Event" in 2019!

Hop 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 you or standing beside you as the darkness of the night falls, for this is still their city, even in death.

These stories come from years of research, personal accounts, and real-life experiences. It’s the perfect combination of history and the paranormal.

Join us if you dare!

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Location: Front of the Rome Area History Center

Cost: $25 

Haunted on Broad

Presents

Haunted River Tours

One Day, Two Times

October 22nd, 2023

2 pm and 4:30 pm

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!

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Location: Depart from the Heritage Park boat dock promptly at 2 PM and 4:30 pm.

Cost: $15

Candlelight Christmas Open House

Thursday December 7th, 2023 

5 pm - 8 pm

Join us for a cozy candlelit stroll through the many displays showcasing our local history while the center is all dressed up in its holiday finery!

Cookies and refreshments will be provided.

This is one of our gifts to you this holiday season!

Please enter through the front door to your right on Broad Street.

Cost is free
Location: 

Rome Area History Center

305 Broad Street in downtown Rome.

The Victorian Christmas Trolley Tour

Friday December 15th, 2023 

6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm

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. 

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Location: Rome Area History Center
Cost:
$25 

The Night After Christmas

Friday December 27th, 2023 

6 pm

Please join us as Santa returns from his yearly rounds to relax and listen to fun stories being told by some of Rome’s most beloved storytellers. While you are here, enjoy the beautiful decorations adorning the inside of the history center by candlelight after the program.

The program will be on the second floor of the Rome Area History Center at 305 Broad Street in downtown Rome at 6 pm. Please enter from the front door to your right on Broad Street.

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.

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Location: Rome Area History Center
Cost:
$6 Per Child and Adults are free

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