Address
160 North Alexander Street
Toccoa, GA 30577
phone: 706-282-5055
e-mail: toccoahistory@windstream.net
web: toccoahistory.com
Hours
Monday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday1 PM - 4 PM
Closed New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day and New Year's Eve.
Admissions
WWII Veterans, active military and members free. Please call for group rates for adults and students.
Adults: $8
Military: Free
Members: free
Students (): $3
Children under 6: Free
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Brenda J. Carlan, Executive Director
phone: 706-282-5055

Description

Currahee Military Museum is an incredible tribute to the WWII paratroopers that trained at Camp Toccoa at Currahee. Members of the 101st, 11th and 17th Airborne, they set the mark high while training to be some of the most physically fit men in the Army. One of our featured exhibits is a restored horse stable 75 feet lone, that was used as housing in Aldbourne, England before and after D-Day 1944.

Over 18,000 men trained in Toccoa, and only a few passed the training to become known around the world as a "Band of Brothers" that had a very vital role in the invasion of Normandy, Holland, and Belgium. Their "Legacy of Leadership" is still taught with current men and women of our armed forces.

Mission

To preserve, protect and promote our local and military history.

History

This one of a kind museum was first located in a beautifully restored Victorian house. Within a few short years our collection out grew our building. We are now located in historic downtown Toccoa in our beautiful train depot, with two addition, adding 10,000 feet of showrooms. Our train history is very rich in Toccoa and is housed in the depot. The military collection for Camp Toccoa, is located in Currahee Hall while other wars and our local veterans are on display in Loden Hall, all in one location.

Artifacts Collections

We have temporary and traveling exhibits throughout the year.

WWII, WWI, Civil War, Korean, Vietnam and currently with the War on Terrorism.

Research Collections

We have an outstanding collection of WWII books and the leaders that served during the war. As well as more current prints on other wars.

Educational Programs

Our visitors learn about the training the men accomplished before being sent overseas and how the paratroopers had a very critical job in helping to bring WWII to an end in 1945. Our school groups learn the importance of being prepared for war at that time. Also the importance of great leadership in war, as well as in education and their careers as adults. Typically we prefer that students have already studied WWII and our tours are age appropriate and often the educators will advise the students before they arrive at the museum. We are currently working to have a educational guide in place at the end of 2015.

    Facilities

    Once you enter the depot you will actuality tour three separate buildings that once inside it appears as one. The depot was built circa 1915. Restored for the museum in 2005. Additions were added in 2006 and again in 2009.

    Lecture Halls

    Governance

    The museum is owned and operated by Stephens County Historical Society with volunteers. a non-profit 501(c)(3).

    The museum is funded by admission fees, donations, membership and gift shop sales.

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Staff Only, Members

    Appointment required: Yes

    Publications

    We have a quarterly newsletter during the year.

      ADA

      Wheelchair Accessible

      Parking

      Restrooms

      Services

      e encourage school groups as well as civic, church and travel groups to visit. Also work closely with currently active military groups, ROTC and JROTC.

      Gift Shop

      Special Event Rental

      Group Tours