The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau is launching a new series of guided walking tours in Downtown Rome to be offered the first Saturday of the month from April through October.

Each monthly tour will offer a new set of unique stories and paths to reveal intriguing pieces of Rome’s past. The guided tours will highlight historical architecture and points of interest along with personal stories of innovation, culture and customs that helped shape the thriving downtown that exists today.

Tour guide Debbie Galloway is a Rome native and has been leading tours for over 20 years. “Unique stories lie in each block of downtown,” says Galloway. “One of the things I love most about my job is the opportunity to reveal how our city has reverently preserved its past while embracing its future.”

The first in the series of guided walking tours is slated for Saturday, April 2, 2016. Each tour lasts about 90 minutes and departs at 10 a.m. from the Downtown Welcome Center located at 301 W. 1st Street, behind the Rome Area History Museum. Tours are limited to the first 15 people.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 11 and under.

Tour tickets may be purchased online at RomeGeorgia.org/Tour, at the Rome – Floyd Visitor Center located at 402 Civic Center Drive or on-site if tours are not sold out.

The strolling tour follows Broad Street. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.