The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site located on beautiful Sylvan Lake in Rome City, Indiana was selected by the Indiana Office of Tourism and Development to grace the cover of the 2019 Official Indiana Travel Guide! Take a tour of the beautiful 150-acres state museum and historic site featuring formal gardens, woods, an abundance of nature,

and Gene Stratton-Porter's restored

lakefront cabin on  Sylvan Lake!​​

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Enjoy our wonderful Sylvan lake views and small town of Rome City, Indiana.

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Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

A golf-cart friendly, lake community

ALL WELCOME - Gun safety & live fire exercises and classroom: 6-hours, trained firearms instructors will teach the basic knowledge, skill and attitude necessary for owning and using a firearm safely. Must be 18 yrs.  First come first serve basis. Cost is limited to a free will donation.


Rome City, Indiana

welcomes you to our lovely community located on famous

Sylvan Lake Indiana

June 15th, July 27th, August 24th, 2019

SIGN UP NOW, 2019 Civilian Firearms Safety Program

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Visit Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site ​

May 3 & 4th – Town-wide garage sale

​May 9th – Annual Fish & Tenderloin Dinner, RC UMC

May 10th – Spring Fling Sylvan Cellars
May 25th – Legion BBQ Chix

June 1st – FREE Boater's safety class, bingo hall 

July 5th – Concert, Lyrics at Lakeside Park, Sylvan

July 6th – Fireworks on Sylvan Lake

July 6th – BBQ Chix, RC American Legion 

July 13th  – POKER RUN on Sylvan lake

Aug 2 & 3rd  – Town-wide garage sale​​

Aug 10th – Chautauqua Days Festival!​

​​Oct – Trick/Treat

Nov 15th – Town hall tree lighting  

​​Nov 16th – Lakeside holiday bazaars, holiday house walk 

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A Patriotic Musical, Concert  

July 6th, 5:30PM

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Rome City Methodist Church

Donations collected will help fund the up coming Moving Wall Display, Vietnam War Memorial

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 The small town of Rome City, Indiana is a tourist destination and a wonderful lake community nestled perfectly in northeast Indiana, Noble County and Orange township. Our inviting golf cart-friendly community offers beautiful views and homes for over of 1600 residents on and around beautiful  Sylvan Lake and attracts visitors year round to our many tourist attractions including our internationally famous Gene Stratton-Porter historic site.

Sylvan Lake Indiana is a SKI LAKE, an all-season lake with a wonderful public access and boat launch site,  16-miles of beautiful shoreline, great fishing, and our famous "Big Island" complete with scenic island nature trails, island church services & an island boat dock.  



Help Support the Vietnam War Memorial Moving Wall displayed at Kelly Park, Aug. 8 to 12th