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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

PHONE: 315-336-5870

200 Church Street Rome, New York 13440

The Rome Historical Society Annual Dinner is Thursday, September 22 at the Beeches, 7900 Turin Road. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30pm. Dinner is from 6:45pm until 9pm.

Tickets are $40.00 for members and $45.00 for nonmembers. Tickets are available online via PayPal on the society’s website, or in person via cash or check at the society. This year’s keynote speaker is Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi.


September 22: Annual Dinner

September 23: Fort Bull Paranormal Investigation


Upcoming Events:

The Rome Historical Society has teamed up with the Rome Investigators of the Paranormal (RIP) to provide the first sanctioned paranormal investigation of the society’s Fort Bull property Friday, September 23. Rain date is the next day, September 24.

Fort Bull was the site of a massacre during the French and Indian War. The Battle of Fort Bull was a French attack on the British-held Fort Bull in 1756. The site contains remnants of the replacement fortification (Fort Wood Creek) and includes portions of the French and Indian War battlefield.

The event begins at 6pm and includes a half hour orientation. Finger food is provided. A standard ticket costs $40.00 for a 6pm until 11pm investigation. This level is limited to 50 participants. A VIP ticket costs $65.00 for an extended 6pm until 2am investigation that includes reserved investigation sites. This level is limited to 20 participants. Tickets can be purchased online at the Rome Historical Society’s website via PayPal, or with cash or check in person at the society. No walk ups will be available.

Participants should dress appropriately and bring their own flashlight and insect repellant. The property has a tendency to be damp, so boots are suggested. The property is not handicap accessible. Participants will be required to sign a waiver. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Parking will be at the Rome Sports Hall of Fame, 5790 Rome New London Road. Shuttling will be provided by Victory Motors.

Rome Historical Society

200 Church St

Rome NY 13440

 Annual Dinner

Hours of operations

Tuesday through Friday:

9 A.M. to 3 P.M. 


10A.M. to 2P.M.

Sunday & Monday: By appointment

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.