Drive-Through Packet Pick-Up & Registration
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Drive through Packet Pick-up at the Rome Welcome Center
402 Civic Center Drive
Rome, GA 30161
Start your Ramble by picking up your registration packet at the Rome Welcome Center, located on historic Jackson Hill. To ensure social distancing, we will be offering drive-through packet pick-up for the first time! Registration packets will include a map and program, as well as a history of Rome and surrounding area.
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rome and surrounding areas
Ramble through the “Between the Rivers” historic district, the largest Victorian-era district in the state and the site of Rome’s founding in 1834. This district sits in the shadow of Rome’s landmark, the City Clocktower, which has kept watch over Rome since 1872. Enjoy the rare opportunity to explore the beautifully restored Rose Hill, a grand 1909 residence with impressive formal gardens. Explore Rome’s vibrant Broad Street and downtown historic district and visit its many rehabilitated buildings. Ramblers will also have the opportunity to visit sites in nearby Cave Spring. Cave Spring contains over 90 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Fairview School, one of the few remaining Rosenwald schools in the state, and winner of the 2020 Excellence in Rehabilitation award from The Georgia Trust.
Boxed Lunch Pick-Up & Socially Distanced Outdoor Closing Reception
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious boxed lunch pick-up from one of Rome’s downtown eateries. Limited seating will be provided if you wish to enjoy your lunch outdoors.
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Lyons Bridge Farm in Cave Spring
The day culminates with a socially distanced outdoor closing reception at Lyons Bridge Farm. Lyons Bridge Farm is a 1,500-acre working cattle farm just outside of historic Cave Spring owned by Wes Walraven, owner of Rome’s Rose Hill. The reception will take place in a hilltop outdoor recreation area of the farm. Three historic log cabins will be open to tour: Pleasantville Lodge, an 8,500 square-foot log home converted from an 1820s double-pen barn moved from Ohio; a log school house built in 1848 moved from Greenville, GA; and a Cherokee cabin from northern Floyd County. Three episodes of the TV show Barnwood Builders on the DIY network were made about the construction of Pleasantville Lodge.
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