redstar2"We were very fortunate in the early years to have leadership that set us on the right path and gave us a strong foundation."

             -Chamber President
                  Tommie Ritter Smith

Panola County Chamber of Commerce
300 W. Panola Street
Carthage, TX 75633

FAX 903.693.8578
Hours of Operation:
M-Th  8:00 - 4:30 PM
F 8:00 - 4:00 PM

Chamber News

  • parade74th Annual Panola County Christmas Parade

    December 7, 2020


  • TCMHOF AdditionCome visit the new expansion of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and Tex Ritter Museum
  • nealGroundbreaking ceremonies were held March 19 for the new expansion project of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Special guest Neal McCoy attended the ceremonies.
  • Check out the latest Chamber events

Texas Tea Room & Heritage Museum


Sunday, Monday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Tuesday thru Saturday - 11:00am - 9pm

Currently Under Construction
Regular Hours
10:00 AM - 2 PM Mon. - Fri.
Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekends
10:00 AM - 2 PM Mon. - Fri.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Saturday

 Texas Tea Room & Museum


The Texas Tea Room is located in the restored 1903 Bank of Carthage and later First National Bank building, located on the southwest corner of the downtown square in Carthage, TX. It now houses the Panola County Heritage Museum on the third floor of the building. The Texas Tea Room was opened on the bottom floor of the building in 1983. Over the years, The Texas Tea Room has become a favorite of not only the residents of Carthage and Panola County, but a host of tourists from all over the world as well as many well known celebrities! The history of the square in Carthage as well as the bank building itself, offer a unique experience for all of our guests!

The Texas Tea Room boasts of new owners and a new look! Mark and Jena VanWinkle  offer many new features at The Texas Tea Room. Not only has the first floor of the building been renovated, but the menu has a fresh new makeover. With the new capabilities, Mark and Jena are excited to offer lunch and dinner! They offer a newly renovated second floor that is available for events and parties!

Come visit The Texas Tea Room and see the new look and try out the new menu items.  Also, take a trip upstairs to the museum and enjoy learning about the rich history of our great county!



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