Merci Train Boxcar

Merci Train Boxcar, Holly Hill: Address, Phone Number, Merci Train Boxcar Reviews: 4/5

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Free Booklet on Boxcar at Museum
May 2019 • Friends
Such an amazing story this boxcar represents. Find out how it came to be in Holly Hill by visiting the History Museum right across the street at 1066 Ridgewood Av. Open Noon to 4pm Tues thru Saturday. Has a reproduction model of boxcar as well as history of all of Halifax area. Pick up a free booklet on the history of the Merci Boxcar. Free!
Written May 31, 2019
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TravelingFreeWoman
Moro, IL2,721 contributions
Worth the Stop!
Sep 2018 • Friends
This is a wonderful piece of our country's history. It's a quick, free stop and a wonderful way to learn history for adults and kids alike. We went into City Hall to read a little more about it then found that there is a history museum right across the road. That also is worth the stop.
Written September 29, 2018
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FlaHarlock
Tavares, FL4,772 contributions
1949 Merci Train
May 2016 • Couples
The Merci Train was a gift to the people of the US from the people of France, given in appreciation for the Friendship Food Train that Americans had sent to war-torn Europe in 1947. The train consisted of 49 WWI era boxcars. Each car was filled with hundreds of gifts. Each state received one with great reception. How this one ended up in Holly Hill is a mystery to me but definitely worth seeing. Nicely restored and resting at city hall. Definitely worth seeing if you're into history and/or trains. FREE
Written May 1, 2016
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New Smyrna M
New Smyrna54 contributions
An interesting piece of history
Jun 2015 • Couples
The Merci Train car is a neat piece of history not many know about. These train cars were a gift from France after the war. Easily located off US1 at the Holly Hill city offices you should stop if you are interested in history. There are a few signs discussing the boxcar. You can't touch it but it is easy to take photos of.
Written March 19, 2016
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finleysma
Edgewater, FL34 contributions
Boxcar off of US1
Jun 2015 • Couples
It's kind of neat to think of all those men and/or horses fitting in this! A gift from the people of France, this was used for troop and horse movement during the first and second World Wars. It has been nicely restored.
Written June 14, 2015
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