Historic High Country / Rome

Myrtle Hill Cemetery

20 Myrtle Street
Rome, GA 30161

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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

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking off Site, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Free Admission

    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Ellen Axson Wilson Art Exhibition

    Ellen Axson Wilson Art Exhibition

    07/01/2014 - 11/15/2014

    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

  • Where Romans Rest: Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tour

    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

    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