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Currahee Military Museum

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Address: 160 N. Alexander Street, Toccoa, GA 30577
Phone Number: +1 706-282-5055
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Currahee Military Museum, in historic downtown Toccoa's restored train...

Currahee Military Museum, in historic downtown Toccoa's restored train depot,is home to the WWII history of approximately 18,000 soldiers that trained at Camp Toccoa to become paratroopers. Located in the museum is a horse stable, built in Aldbourne, England in 1922 that served as housing for Able and Easy Companies of the 506th PIR prior to and after D-Day 1944. History of 501st, 506th, 511th and 517th Paratrooper Infantry Regiments is on display for visitors seven days a week.

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lived in toccoa from 1997 thru 2010 after relocating from florida.first visit to musem was during this time.i have been up currahee mtn. numerous times on hikes. awesome... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Miami, Florida, United States
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Miami, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

lived in toccoa from 1997 thru 2010 after relocating from florida.first visit to musem was during this time.i have been up currahee mtn. numerous times on hikes. awesome view from top of surrounding area. recently returned to toccoa in july for approx. a year stay. had friends traveling to nc .revisited musem and found new added items on display. i... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great collection. DRIVE TO MOUNTAIN TOP AWESOME! Views breath taking many areas for photo opportunities.

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Kosciusko, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We love history and visit museums on every trip. This one is steeped with authentic items right up to the WWII stables (relocated to GA and rebuilt IN the depot). It will take a true history lover a while to get through the entire museum but so well worth it.

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Inverness, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This museum is a must see. I was surprised of the amount of exhibits, personal family items and pictures. The history and sacrifices on display, made you proud to be an American! Fine examples of the Greatest Generation. They had smaller displays for every American war and conflict. Best 10.00 bucks I've spent in years! I will be back!!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The people at the welcome center and the museum are so nice and welcoming. The museum is very good. Much better than we expected.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Currahee Military Museum is located in the old depot and is part of the Stephens County Historical Museum. The museum is amazing....well organized, exhibits nicely displayed with explanations easily read. This museum tells the story of the trainees who became some of the most physically fit soldiers in the Army. More than 18,000 paratroopers trained at Camp Toccoa prior... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I've been twice with my family. We all loved it. The exhibits were very interesting and the history was very thorough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I'm one of the team that was involved in the relocation of the stables from Aldbourne, Wiltshire, England, to its current location in Toccoa, GA. The museum that houses the stables really is a gem and just saying it is worth a visit is selling way way too short! If you have an interest in military history this place NEEDS... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you love history this is a hidden jewell, it tells the story of the training of paratroopers for WWII. It is even ih the train station where many of them arrivied for the camp.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We planned a day trip to Toccoa and read the reviews on the museum, so off we went.. The museum is in the renovated and expanded old train station and houses the welcome center The welcome center is a great resource for every thing in Toccoa and the county. Lots of information and staffed with a knowledgeable person Now the... More 

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