Rome, Georgia’s most iconic landmark, the Clock Tower, is a must-see for visitors of all ages. With its rich history and stunning views, the Clock Tower Tours offers a unique and unforgettable experience.
Originally built in 1871 as a water tower, the Clock Tower now houses a museum that tells the story of Rome’s history and culture. Visitors can climb the spiral staircase to the top of the tower for breathtaking views of the city and surrounding countryside.
The Clock Tower is also a great place to take kids, with interactive exhibits and activities that will keep them entertained and learning. Kids can learn about the science of timekeeping, explore the history of the Clock Tower, and even play dress-up as historical figures.
Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or simply looking for a fun and unique experience, the Clock Tower in Rome, Georgia is a must-visit destination.
Each first Saturday of the month from May through September, the Clocktower is open for tours from 12 – 2 PM*. The tours are $10 and are led by knowledgeable tour guides. Ticket Information.
Read about the History of the Clock Tower.
Once there, head inside to tour several painted murals of Rome’s history, and catch a peek at the awesome new exhibits coming soon.
Notice the paintings are hung on the walls of a huge water tank capable of holding 250,000 gallons of water which serviced the citizens of Rome starting around 1870.
Next, earn your view by making your way up the 107 narrow steps around the outer wall.
I would also note to use caution if you or your children have a fear of heights or physical health issues. The climb is a workout, and it feels high. My kids (4 and 7) were nervous and had to stop a couple of times on the way up.
The view is easily the best in Rome.
Just remember, you have to get back down!
Once you’re safely back on the ground, wander the grounds to view the beautiful gardens.
Whether you’re new to Rome or a native, the Clocktower tours are highly recommended for all ages. It’s very laid-back, and you can come and go as you, please.
And good news! If you can’t make it on the designated open days, group and Private tours are available! Call 706.295.5576 for more information.
*All tours are weather permitting.