For visitors looking for a comprehensive experience of Boca Raton's history, nothing will benefit them more than a stop at the Boca Raton Historical Society's offices. The Society's docents lead historical tours of the Boca Express Train Museum, the Boca Raton Resort & Club, and the City of Boca Raton. In addition, the Society often cooperates with other cultural organizations to stage exhibitions dealing with various topics, from history and architecture to arts, crafts, and photography.
The BRHS is known primarily for its stewardship of two landmark buildings in Boca Raton: Town Hall and the F.E.C. Railway Station (the Count de Hoernle Pavilion). Both buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and have received the Florida Trust’s prestigious Historic Preservation Award. These restorations, paid for by private and public funds, are testaments to the community’s dedication to preservation. Through these projects, the Historical Society has set the architectural tone for the city and achieved a leadership role in downtown redevelopment and new development in Boca Raton.