Currahee Military Museum
160 North Alexander Street,GPS Search 47 North Alexander Street, Toccoa, GA 30577 - United States
Toccoa and Stephens County's local history is located in one location, the train depot and two additional buildings that have been built to house this unique and one of a kind museum, in downtown Toccoa.
Make plans to attend this special museum that holds military history for our local Veterans, Civil War, WWI and WWII.
With focus on the Paratrooper Infantry Regiment that trained at Camp Toccoa in the early 1940's. Over 18,000 men trained at the camp which included the 506th, 501st 511th, 511th, 517th and 295th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company. Only 6000 of the men actually became qualified as paratroopers of WWII.
The paratroopers have had 1000's of books written about them and several movies released telling their stories. Stephen Ambrose book "Band of Brothers" released in the 1990's later turned into a successful HBO Mini Series. Also 'Saving Private Ryan" and "The Dirty Dozen" were instrumental in the success of this museum.
Our visitors may also visit the training site, Camp Toccoa at Currahee and run Currahee Mountain as a tribute to the soldiers.
Our local exhibits are a reminder of what life was like living in small town USA at the turn of the century in the early 1900's. Most exhibits are unique and limited to Toccoa & Stephens County communities.
Our featured exhibit in Currahee Hall is a 1922 horse stable that was used as housing during WWII in Aldbourne, England. The stable was dismantled and flown to the United States in 2004. It serves as a reminder of how fortunate some of our American soldiers were to have stayed in a stable before and after D-Day 1944. There are items on display that belonged to some of the men of Easy and Able companies of the 506th PIR. The museum is a tribute to all the men of the 501st, 506th, 511th and 517th regiments that were activated in Toccoa, Georgia. These paratroopers are known as "Currahees" and "Toccoa Men" due to the intense training they endured on Currahee Mountain and Camp Toccoa. The museum is more than a museum, our visitors agree it is a "Toccoa Experience".
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