First, I am not doing a recommendation to visit a cemetery because I this is being published on Halloween and the day before the Day of the Dead. This is purely accidental. I was doing a photo shoot for a client’s project in my hometown of Rome, Georgia at Myrtle Hill Cemetery. As I was entering the cemetery, I noticed a sign that promoted a mobile app tour. I didn’t have time to take the tour because we were on a tight schedule but I was fascinated. When I was a reporter I had been on a couple of tours and did a photo shoot up there once for a story. I heard all of the stories about the ghosts that possible roam the cemetery but I have forgotten most of them. My family does love history and the cemetery is a great way to learn more about the area’s famous residents and walk off a few pounds, too. And it’s absolutely free–which of course we like!
Here are some highlights:
Obviously, I have not covered all of the interesting things you can discover at Myrtle Hill but that’s because you need to go see it yourself! If you want a guided tour, check with the Greater Rome Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. They offer a variety of tours throughout the year and there is usually a cost.
We would love to hear your stories about Rome’s Myrtle Hill!