Myrtle Hill Cemetery
Rome, GA 30161
Established in 1857, this cemetery on the National Register of Historic Places consists of 32 acres and six levels, where more than 20,000 people are laid to rest. Originally known as Fort Stovall, the site was instrumental in the Siege of Rome during the Civil War.
A Confederate cemetery section within Myrtle Hill holds 377 soldiers -- from the north and the south – who were either from Rome or lost their lives while in the city. Myrtle Hill is also home to Veterans Plaza where Charles Graves, America's Known Soldier of WWI, is buried. Adjacent to his final resting place is a monument erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to the memory of General Nathan Bedford Forrest for his bravery and valor in protecting the city from a siege by Yankee marauders.
Myrtle Hill is also the resting place of Ellen Axson Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson.
Download the all-new Myrtle Hill Cemetery Mobile App at www.MyrtleHill.mobi for a wonderful, interactive GPS-enabled walking tour!
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Monday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Admission & Fees
Free Parking, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking off Site, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours
Near Interstate Highway
Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
Ellen Axson Wilson Art Exhibition
07/01/2014 - 10/31/2014
Celebrate the life and art of Ellen Axson Wilson with a special exhibition at Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum. The exhibition serves as the centerpiece for a series of events, and will feature over 20 of her impressionist paintings on loan from the Woodrow Wilson House, a National Trust Historic Site in Washington, D.C., and the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in Staunton, Va.
Wilson was born in 1860 in Savannah, Ga., grew up in Rome, Ga., and went on to become the First Lady...read more
Ellen & Edith Lecture with Kristie Miller
09/11/2014 - 09/11/2014
Pulitzer Prize nominee Kristie Miller will speak on her book, "Ellen & Edith: Woodrow Wilson's First Ladies" as a part of the Ellen Axson Wilson Homecoming, a commemorative celebration that will take place 100 years after Mrs. Wilson's death. Ellen Axson Wilson was an accomplished impressionist artist, activist and intellectual, whose original artwork can be seen at Oak HIll & The Martha Berry Museum from July 1 through October 31, 2014. Ellen Axson Wilson was born in 1860 in Savannah, Ga., g...read more
7 Hills 3 Rivers Adventure Race
09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
An urban wilderness adventure in the heart of Georgia's Rome! Run 5 miles, bike 12 miles, paddle 4 miles through Rome's rivers and hills. Prepare for mud, muck and mystery challenges as you compete as a solo racer or on a team!read more
Where Romans Rest: Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tour
10/18/2014 - 10/18/2014
Mingle with the residents of Myrtle Hill and learn more about the greatest heroes and heroines of Rome's past at the 18th Annual Where Romans Rest: Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tours. This year's tours will focus on one of the cemetery's most famous departed, First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about her time on earth through her own words and those of her husband, President Woodrow Wilson, as well as family and friends.
Myrtle Hill Cemetery dates back ...read more
John Wisdom Wagon Train/Trail Ride
10/18/2014 - 10/18/2014
Celebrate Georgia's Civil War-era Paul Revere at the 35th Annual John Wisdom Wagon Train. The trail ride follows a 23-mile roundtrip course to the Shannon area and back.
Gadsden, Ala., resident John Wisdom is credited with riding horseback for 67 miles to Rome, Ga., to warn of an impending advance from Col. Abel Streight's union forces. Wisdom's long journey essentially saved the town of Rome from total destructi...read more