Toccoa - Stephens County Chamber of Commerce
Toccoa – Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center
Address: 160 N Alexander St., Toccoa, GA 30577
Website: Toccoa – Stephens County Chamber of Commerce Website
Events: Toccoa – Stephens County Calendar of Events
The Toccoa-Stephens County (TSC) Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center is located in historic downtown Toccoa in a renovated train depot. Our location is unique in that we share the depot with the Currahee Military Museum as well as AMTRAK.
We are often the first stop for visitors and potential investors. We provide information on our rich history, award winning public schools, state of the art medical facilities, superior public utilities, outstanding community amenities, tourist attractions, unsurpassed natural beauty and outdoor recreation, including Lake Hartwell…the Great Lake of the South.
Toccoa, Stephens County is filled with warm people, wonderful mountain culture, a variety of thriving businesses and some of the most beautiful scenery in America. We encourage you to take full advantage of the many opportunities enriching daily life here.
Come and behold the beautiful outdoor attractions in Toccoa-Stephens County…
Toccoa is home to Toccoa Falls, a breathtaking 186 foot waterfall (26 feet taller than Niagara Falls). Enjoy a leisurely walk to Toccoa Falls and then sit and rest on the boulders and benches surrounding this magnificent attraction.
Currahee Mountain, home to the first paratrooper training facility, is perfect for a day of hiking, rock climbing, or enjoying a beautiful view of the surrounding area from the overlook. The Colonel Sink Trail was the training site of the 501, 506, 511 and 517th Parachute Infantry Regiments, as seen in the Band of Brothers. It is 3 miles up and 3 miles down!
There are many more ways, like hiking, boating, kayaking, canoeing and camping, that you can enjoy the beauty of Toccoa-Stephens County. Come visit Lake Hartwell, Tugaloo River, Paul Anderson Park, Panther Creek, Henderson Falls Park, and other exciting places to experience the beauty of Toccoa-Stephens County for yourself.
Enjoy the historical attractions that Toccoa-Stephens County has to offer…
The Stephens County Courthouse was constructed in 1907 in the Neo-Classical style with four large Ionic columns which stand two stories tall on the north and south porticos. A cupola in the center of the top of the structure houses the four-sided clock facing north, south, east, and west. The county courthouse has been recently renovated, restoring it to its original glory. This important landmark has been placed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places!
Currahee Military Museum, in historic downtown Toccoa's restored train depot, houses military history for the area’s local Veterans, Civil War, WWI and WWII. The museum focuses on the Paratrooper Infantry Regiment that trained at Camp Toccoa. Over 17,000 men trained at the camp in the early 1940's.
Main Street in historic downtown Toccoa is becoming the “place to be.” Its award winning revitalization is gaining more and more businesses, and drawing more and more people! On Main Street you can find art galleries, antiques, clothing stores, locally owned restaurants and more!
One of the must-sees in downtown Toccoa is the award winning 3 story Whistle Stop Antique Mall. It has a collection of fine antiques, collectibles and art work for sale. This Whistle Stop Antique Mall was voted the "2009 Antiques Top Pick" in the GEORGIA Magazine 2009 Readers' Choice Awards contest! Come check it out!
Enjoy events unique to Toccoa-Stephens County…
Sage Market: Shop a farmer’s market that is full of locally grown and hand-made products! It is held on the 2nd Saturday of every month between May and October. 8a.m. - noon on the corner of Pond and Tugalo Street. (Special Christmas Sage Market on December 5th, 2009 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
Taste of Toccoa: Enjoy food and entertainment at this popular annual outdoor event held each year in the Historic Main Street Toccoa. April 23rd, 2009, 5-8 p.m.
Christmas Parade: Join the crowds along the streets of historic downtown Toccoa. Be sure to catch some candy from the floats that are brightly decorated in various holiday themes, see local marching bands, and celebrate as Santa brings in the Christmas season. Come out and join us on December 5th, 2009.
Christmas Fest: Celebrate the holiday season in Historic Downtown Toccoa. See the lights, talk to Santa, and take a free carriage ride on this festive night. December 4th, 2009.
Currahee Military Reunion Weekend: Come meet some of the paratroopers who trained at Camp Toccoa. Visit the Currahee Military Museum; walk through the actual stable which housed the soldiers in Aldbourne, England. Participate in the Currahee Challenge Run up Currahee Mountain. Enjoy many other activities, displays & re-enactments. Watch a special Veterans Parade. October 2nd- 4th, 2009.
Toccoa Harvest Festival: Come enjoy food, handmade crafts, entertainment and more in the streets of downtown Toccoa. November 7th-8th, 2009
Come visit Toccoa-Stephens County and find out for yourself all that it has to offer!
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