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.


2022  Special Events 

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Notorious Nights

A Conversation with Gary Mitchum Reeves

August 25th, 2022

7 pm

Based on his episodes in the Undisclosed podcast, Gary Mitchum Reeves will share stories of bootlegging, growing up too fast, and being accused of a murder he didn't commit. 

Seating is limited. Tickets: $20 

You can purchase a special VIP ticket for a meet and greet with Gary Mitchum Reeves which will be held at 6 PM. Total ticket cost includes general admission plus a VIP ticket: $30

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Notorious Nights Trolley Tour

September 16th, 2022

7 pm

Hear tales of the people, places, and events from the man and the legend who escaped death multiple times! Join podcast star, Gary Mitchum Reeves, as he takes you on a trolley tour of Rome to hear and see the places that made Rome famous for moonshining, bootlegging, and many notorious nights.
Tickets are limited!
This event is enhanced if you attend Notorious Nights -A Conversation with Gary Mitchum Reeves on August 25. 

Cost: $25 Purchase Tickets

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Hallowed Hauntings

October 15th, 2022

Join some of Rome's most well-known and loved storytellers as they weave haunting tales.

Purchase tickets to see one show or both shows! 

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

8:30 pm show: Enter at Your Own Risk! Stories for ages 12 and up only - due to subject matter. 

One show- $6/ticket (Choose 7 PM all ages or 8:30 PM 12 & Older)
Two shows - $10/ticket 

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Yearly Events 


First Saturday Downtown Tours

April – September, First Saturday

Jump aboard the Roman Chariots as we drive you around on this guided tour; this year the 2022 tours will highlight one place of worship each month in downtown Rome. 
Departs from: Rome Area History Center
$10 Purchase Tickets

lecture series

Clocktower Lecture Series
May 13 - During and after the Civil War
June 10 - Conception and Construction of the Water System and Tank

July 8 - Tank and Brick Decagon Planning

August 12 - Clock Works and Bell Additions
September 9 - Alterations, Museum Creation, View to the Future

This year we are celebrating the 150th birthday of the Rome Clocktower. Historian, Selena Tilly will share the history of the Clocktower in this lecture series.
Location/Time: Rome Area History Center, 6 pm

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Haunted on Broad Walking Tours

October 21,22,28,and 29 2022

7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9 pm

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

On this tour, you'll hear bone-chilling tales shared by the Ridge and Valley Storytelling Guild, and while you're on the tour, look closely; you may get to see some famous ghostly visitors from the dark side of Rome's past. Members of the Southern Paranormal Investigators will also be on hand at a select location to share their findings from an all-new investigation in downtown Rome. All of this begs the question, are you ever truly alone?  

Location: Rome-Floyd County Library

Cost: $10 Purchase Tickets


Special Exhibit

May – October, Rome Clocktower History Special Exhibit 

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
Free Entry