The City of Boca Raton takes pride in its beautifully designed old town hall. With a domed bell tower and gabled roof, the Boca Raton History and Train Museum is the perfect place to visit for South Floridians interested in learning more about their local community. The building itself hails back to 1926 and flaunts the elegant Mediterranean Revival style of design. But there’s more to this landmark than just its exterior. Inside, you’ll find exhibits that touch on many important moments in Boca Raton’s history, including early personal computer technologies from IBM and a study of celebrity architect Addison Mizner. There are special “museum hunts” for small children and families, and the kids are sure to enjoy a visit to Boca’s restored 1930s train depot, complete with steam train and passenger car.
At the Train Depot, you can experience a nostalgic tour about the glamorous days of train travel via living history interpreters. Come aboard as a passenger and meet the train crew members at work! The tour begins in the historic FEC train depot and continues after boarding the two 1947 Seaboard Air Line streamlined rail cars.
These unique Budd dining and lounge rail cars, which are restored to their original splendor, are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the restored 1930 train depot. The Boca Express Train Museum also includes a 1964 Atlantic Coast Line caboose and a 1930 Baldwin steam switch engine.