Deerfield Beach Tourist Attractions
Deerfield Beach was incorporated in 1925 and named for the deer that grazed along its waterways. The town began in 1890 as a settlement called Hillsboro.
South Florida Railway Museum (closed for renovations)
(Closed for renovations)Located in the freight room of a 1926 Mediterranean Revival Seaboard Air Line railway station, the South Florida Railway Museum contains exhibits related to railroad history. Various artifacts and displays show the impact that the railway had on the economic and cultural life of Southern Florida especially during the 1940's to the 1960's. The Seaboard Air Line Railway was involved in a race with Henry Flagler's East Coast Railway to break new ground in the region.
1920 Deerfield School
The 1920 School was used until 1926, once it was vacant a jailhouse was added and it became City Hall.Today the 1920 Deerfield School features a fully restored period classroom on one side, complete with desks, schoolbooks, ink wells, display cases with exhibits featuring toys, games, attendance books, lunchboxes, a stereoscope, and numerous other items. The other side is used for meetings.Tours, lectures and other events take place at this location as well.
James D. and Alice Butler House Museum
Historic Butler House was built in 1923 and is constructed of hollow tile, and the interior walls are plaster on lath. The moldings around the ceiling in the living room are plaster. The roof is Spanish tile.All the furnishings are original except the dining room table, it was replaced after the first one was used to board up the west dining room window during the 1928 hurricane.
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