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About the Museum

Hours Admission Price
Open Tuesday - Saturday Adults $4.00
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Seniors $3.00
  Children  ages 6 - 12 $2.00
Closed on Sunday and Monday Children under age 12 Free
  Members Free

As a vital center for local historical research the Rome Area History Museum is appropriately located on Broad Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Rome, Georgia.  The Museum was established in 1996 to promote an understanding of our shared past, to enrich our lives, and to inspire a stronger sense of community.  The museum strives to achieve this goal through preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting collections portraying the history of Rome and the surrounding area. Thousands of visitors young and old have taken advantage of the programs and exhibits at the Rome Area History Museum. The permanent exhibits create a walk through time starting with the Native Americans and early settlers, through the Civil War, and then the development of Rome’s culture, life-ways, and industries.  Original documents such as maps, blueprints, photos, personal letters, and business records provide primary sources that paint a picture of Rome’s history.  The archives house photographs, books, and manuscripts pertaining to the Northwest Georgia region.

The Museum is closed on the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and New Year's Day so that our staff can be with their families. 

The Museum is open on Memorial Day to host the Downtown observances.  We also stay open late on May 18th to celebrate International Museum Day.  Admission is free on these two days.

The Museum Store is open whenever the Museum is open.  There is no charge to enter the Museum Store.  The Museum Archives are currently open by appointment.

We are located about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta.  For driving directions please logon to Mapquest.com or visit SmartPages.

For more information or to schedule a group tour, call 706-235-8051.

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Rome Area History Museum

305 Broad Street, Rome, Georgia 30161

Phone: 706-235-8051   |   Fax: 706-235-6631   |   email: info@romehistorymuseum.com


Last Updated: 02/16/2008