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Greater Rome CVB to offer Civil War river tour
Greater Rome CVB to offer Civil War river tour

ROME, Ga. -- Set sail on Rome's three rivers on Sunday, Oct. 23 to learn the historical significance of these waterways.

Tickets are now on sale for Spirits of the Civil War: Rome's Riverways. Climb aboard the Roman Holiday, the city's public excursion boat, to experience Rome's historical vistas from a unique perspective and understand the power that the waters held in fighting Union troops during the 1860s.

MORE: Learn about Rome's Spirits of the Civil War series

Captain Dennis Nordeman will lead the cruise down the rivers, sharing local lore, key Civil War events and the natural features that help troops get from place to place and defend themselves during battles.

Tickets for the Civil War river tour are $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 12 and under. The Roman Holiday will depart at 3 p.m.; passengers are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes early and to wear rubber-soled shoes.

The event is co-sponsored by the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau and the city of Rome as part of a five-year commemoration of the Civil War in north Georgia.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 706-295-5576 or visit www.romegeorgia.org.