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Rome Area History Museum

305 Broad Street


It is the Mission of the Rome Area History Museum to collect, preserve, and present the History of Rome, Floyd County and surrounding areas for education, enlightenment and enjoyment.


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.


Shope 22

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Beautiful venue for any event! Plus amazing Roman history.

Missey Gomez

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
We attended a wedding reception upstairs & had so much fun!!! The room was very spacious & open!! There were bathrooms & a kitchen also! This was a great location to host a reception! I would definitely recommend it!!

Dustin Bailey

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017
The Rome Area History Museum is a great place to learn about antebellum era America and historical southern living. I highly recommend this museum to anyone with an inkling of interest in Georgia or American history.

Paul Ruff

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
Super staff. Well done and worth the time.

Staci Graves

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Attended a wedding reception in event space upstairs. It was nice, although there was a broken window that had to be covered by d├ęcor. Also, the sign on the front of the museum fell about a year ago and hasn't been fixed yet. It looks pretty terrible, but I understand it's a funding (or lack there of) problem.

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