390 Dodd Boulevard SE
Rome, GA 30161
Phone: (706) 234-0014
Fax: (706) 234-0720
Arts & Museums
Exhibits at this history museum focus on the Civil War, the Cherokee Indians, cotton, and commerce. A Gone With The Wind exhibit is also featured which includes photos, collectibles, and costumes from the book and movie.
Chieftains Museum, or Major Ridge Home is a historic home located in Rome, Georgia. The two story structure was built in 1792 for Major Ridge, a Cherokee leader, in what was Cherokee country in those days. Now in use as a local history house museum, it features artifacts and exhibits relating to the local Cherokee culture and traditions. The museum is also a significant part of the Cherokee Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
An official site on the National Parks Service Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, this museum is the oldest historical landmark building in Rome which was built as a frontier log cabin in 1794. American Indian artifacts, photographs, furniture, and artwork tell the story of Rome as a river town and its role in the Antebellum South and the Civil War.
The world travel collection of J. Robert Eubanks is featured at this natural history museum and gallery that features personal artifacts from around the world, including trophy animals from Africa and India, as well as an extensive collection of Early American hardware, Native American pottery, tools, and hunting items.
The Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum was the home of Martha Berry, who was one of the founders of the Berry College. The Oak Hill is a charming farmhouse spread over 170 acres (68 hectares) of land. Now functioning as a museum, its collection includes paintings as well as portraits of renowned people. There is a gift shop available as well. This property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located in a building which was designed by Neel Reid, a famous Georgia architect, in 1924 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this museum is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Polk County and showcases displays of early artifacts of industrial, Indian, and domestic items. Exquisite and colorful gardens surround the building.
A state-of-the-art, 80,000 square foot museum which displays a permanent collection of contemporary Western American art, including over 200 paintings and sculptures by more than 100 of the finest 20th century Western artists which depict the history and legends of the Old West. A children's gallery is also on site that contains interactive and educational exhibits related to art and Western culture.
The Old Bartow County Courthouse is an Italianate style structure. It was later turned into a museum called Bartow History Museum. On display are artifacts, photographs, documents and memorabilia that offer a glimpse of the Civil War times. It also provides several educational programs for kids. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site was the largest gathering place of Mississippian Indians between 1000 and 1550 CE. The largest mound is three acres (one hectare) in diameter and 63 feet (20 meters) tall, and is thought to have housed the chief's platform. The five other mounds are much smaller, and served primarily as burial sites. Archeological digs have excavated much of the remains, which are on display in a small museum, which also houses exhibits on the area's history.
An intriguing stopover for rockhounds and other nature lovers, this museum is the finest mineral museum in the Southeastern United States and one of the many features on site is a simulated limestone cave with authentic stalactites and stalagmites. The museum showcases minerals, gems, fossils, and the best public display of Georgia minerals to be found anywhere, as well as features dinosaur fossils, gold and gemstone displays, fossil hunting activities, and gold panning.
Explore and see fossils, minerals, exhibits and hands-on exhibits at the Tellus Science Museum. There is a digital planetarium and observatory with a state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
An initiative to preserve and promote the work of Howard Finster, the Paradise Gardens is a sort of museum. The place helps visitors revisit the time of Finster through his art of folk music. The venue also conducts a Finster Fest which is a folk art and music festival, to further Finster's contribution to art.