Historic High Country / Rome

Admiral John H. Towers Plaza

601 Broad Street
Rome, GA 30161

706-236-4460 | 706-295-5576
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Admiral John H. Towers Plaza is dedicated to the memory of Admiral John Henry Towers, native Roman and "the Father of Naval Aviation."  Located adjacent to Rome City Hall and Auditorium, the life-size bronze statue and surroundings tells his amazing story.

Towers was graduated by the U.S. Naval Academy with the Class of 1906. In 1911 he became the third naval officer to be designated a "Naval Aviator." During a career that lasted 41 years (1906-1947), Towers commanded the first transatlantic flight in NC Flying Boats (1919), established the Naval Air Training Station in Pensacola, held the position of chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics, was the first Naval Aviator to attain Flag Rank (Admiral), and the first native Georgian to attain 4-star rank. Towers is a member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, International Aviation Hall of Fame, U.S. Naval Aviation Hall of Fame, the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame, and the Aircraft Carrier Hall of Fame.

 

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site

    General Information

    Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Wings Over North Georgia Air Show

    Wings Over North Georgia Air Show

    10/18/2014 - 10/19/2014

    The United States Air Force Thunderbirds take to the Roman skies this fall at the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show, Oct. 18-19, 2014! The air show takes place at Richard B. Russell Airport just north of Rome, Ga.

    The event, produced by JLC Air Show Management, LLC, will feature a phenomenal lineup of military demonstrations, civilian performers, unique ground displays and family-friendly attractions.

    Advance general admission and premium seating upgrade tickets are availa... read more