Rome, Georgia is tucked in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and centrally located between Atlanta, Birmingham and Chattanooga. The beautiful Victorian river town stands out as the portrait of southern heritage and hospitality and is the perfect setting for a relaxing weekend with family or a fun weekend with friends.
Rome has a strong arts community, a passion for history and a respect for the three gentle rivers winding through the heart of the city.
Our attractions, historic sites and natural beauty are tempting, but what really stands out are the people – the smiles – the Southern hospitality that offers an open invitation.
Founded in 1902 by Martha Berry, Berry College is one of Georgia's top liberal arts institutions. The campus boasts more than 26,000 acres full of hiking trails, and "Travel + Leisure" named it one of the country's most beautiful campuses. The college has been used for a number of film and television projects, including "Constantine" and "Remember the Titans".
Oak Hill & Martha Berry Museum
Located on the campus of Berry College, Oak Hill was the home of school founder Martha Berry. It also contains the Martha Berry Museum, which opened in 1972 and features paintings of notable Americans as well as artifacts from the Berry family. Stunning grounds surround the Greek Revival style manor. which housed Union soldiers during the Civil War. In the film "Sweet Home Alabama," the mansion was used as the Carmichael Plantation, where Reese Witherspoon's character was to be married.
Bob Moore Bridge
Rome's Downtown Heritage Trail System loops through town, connecting the Silver Creek Trail to the Kingfisher Trail at Bob Moore Bridge. The truss steel bridge was named in memory of Rome native and bicycle shop owner Bob Moore.
Myrtle Hill Cemetery
Rome is a city on seven hills, and Myrtle Hill Cemetery is one atop one of them. It is the second oldest cemetery in the city, dating back to 1857. Its position at the confluence between the Etowah and Oostanaula rivers makes it especially scenic. Myrtle Hill is the final resting place of more than 20,000 people, including Rome's founders, America's Known Soldier, and even a First Lady of the United States.