Membership Options


Tuesday on the Towpath
June 12, 2018 at 6pm

Tuesdays on the Towpath is a recreational and social bike ride series along the Old Erie Canal in Central New York and is free to attend! The "Rome Ride" will be launching from Bellamy Harbor Park and will make its way across the Oneida Carrying Place from the Inland Lock Navigation Canal to the Fort Bull Wasteweir. This 11 mile ride will be mostly on paved streets however it will also run a short distance along the gravel towpath.Helmets are required.

Maps of Rome

June 21, 2018 at 7 pm

Rome Historical Society, Museum Educator Patrick Reynolds will discuss a variety of maps of the regions using modern geospatial technology to overlay these maps onto current maps of the area.  County Atlas’s and Sanborn maps will be discussed as a tool for researchers as well as some recently uncovered maps found during work on improvements to our permanent exhibits.   

2018 Tour of Homes
July 29, 2018 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM

The Rome Historical Society invites you to take a tour of historic Rome and Westernville during its inaugural Tour of Homes community celebration; on Sunday, July 29th from noon to 5 pm. Brought back by popular demand, eight noteworthy properties and their unique histories will be showcased as the Society re-activates a beloved community tradition during Honor America Days weekend. This year’s Tour of Homes includes both residential and commercial buildings, ranging from an 1856 former church to a newly-built historic home reproduction, to the 1894 mansion of a significant Rome leader. Patrons may visit each property at their leisure and in the order they choose.

Tour guests will not only learn about the histories of each building and about our community at the time of construction, but will also enjoy special exhibits and other activities at many of the tour stops. Further information and displays relative to the properties will be available at the Rome Historical Society that day, to complement your Tour experience.

Tour tickets may be purchased starting July 2nd at the Rome Historical Society or at any of the showcased buildings on the day of the tour. Tickets may also be purchased in advance of the Tour from any of our community business partners in Rome: Brenda’s Natural Food, Darkroom Unlimited, Engelbert’s, Hummel’s, La Belle Vie, Olney’s and the Rome Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $20 per person for general admission and $15 for current RHS members purchasing tickets at the Society.

Many thanks to our Corporate Sponsors for their financial support of this event: ACE Hardware, Adirondack Bank, Adirondack Financial Services, Flagstone Real Estate, and the Loiacono Firm

Hours of operations

Tuesday through Friday:

9 A.M. to 3 P.M. 


10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Phone: 315-336-5870

Free Admission



Programs are specifically designed for students and teachers to stimulate interest in our area's rich past. The Rome Historical Society offers two program options:

  • Museum site visit
  • Classroom presentations  include  audiovisual & interactive programs


Public and Outreach Programs


Each year the Society presents a series of programs, including visits and presentations at businesses, nursing homes and other community organizations.  Feel free to contact us if you are interested in arranging a presentation for your organization.

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PHONE: 315-336-5870

200 Church Street Rome, New York 13440

Our mission: To actively research, collect, preserve, and present the historical importance of Rome, N.Y. and to serve as an educational and community resource.

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Rome Historical Society

200 Church St

Rome NY 13440