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  Event Calendar 


Special Exhibit

May 10 – September, 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

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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
$10 ($5 members)

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Georgia's Rome Art Experiences
Monthly, 2nd Thursday

4 PM: Family Class
6 PM: Adult Class

New art experiences are offered each month and feature local artists who lead each class. 

Location: Rome Area History Center Event Floor
Learn more about each class & register online


Haunted on Broad Presents: Haunted Trolley Tours
June 17 - 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm

Join us if you dare aboard the Roman Rose Trolley as your docent from the dead spin’s 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.

We will be joined by members of the S.P.I. Crew (Southern Paranormal Investigators) who will share spine tingling evidence from some of their recent and past investigations in Rome’s most haunted downtown locations. You might even catch a spirt from the past in the photos that you take!

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.

All tours depart from: Rome Area History Center

Cost: $20 Purchase Tickets

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Roam Around Rome Camp, Ages 12-16
Session 1: June 20-24 
Session 2: July 11-15

This is an experience-based camp with a different activity and art experience planned for each day. Our knowledgeable team of guides and instructors will lead the campers through a full week of interactive activities. There is a mix of experiences geared to learning about the community, Rome’s history, appreciating art and nature, physical activity, adventure and more.
Location: Rome Area History Center

Cost: $125

Learn more and register online.