Admiral John H. Towers Plaza


601 Broad St.
Rome GA 30161

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Tuesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Wednesday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Thursday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Friday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Saturday : 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Sunday : 12:00am - 12:00am
Admiral John H. Towers Plaza
Admiral John H. Towers Plaza
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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.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
Near Interstate Highway
  • 75
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Free Admission
  • Accessible
  • Open Year 'Round
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