App DescriptionOne of the most beautiful cemeteries in the nation sits atop Myrtle Hill at the confluence of the Etowah and Oostanaula Rivers. Offering an unimpeded view of downtown Rome, Georgia and the surrounding region, the cemetery boasts spectacular vistas and historic significance which combine to make it one of the most unique in the world. Throughout the six terraces of the hill are hundreds of Civil War soldiers, Veteran's Plaza, a First Lady of the United States, and thousands of stories from Rome's founding in 1834 to today. If you are looking for the historic, surreal, quintessential southern cemetery, Myrtle Hill holds a place for you.
This interactive mobile app will take you on a voice narrated, GPS enabled tour of the cemetery with historic photos and intriguing stories.
PLANNING YOUR TOUR:
Welcome to Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Cemeteries are outdoor art galleries, history museums and botanical gardens. We hope you enjoy your visit to Rome’s most tangible link to the past.
This tour will take you approximately two hours and will require walking and climbing steps, please wear comfortable shoes and bring water! There are no public restrooms or facilities within the Cemetery.
It is recommended that guests park in the public parking lot located at the intersection of Branham Ave and S. Broad St. However there is street parking along Myrtle St as well.
Please be respectful to others as this is still an active cemetery.
The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of Rome are not liable for any injuries or issues arising from the use of this app.
May 06, 2013 New version 1.1
February 19, 2013 Initial Release