One Of The Remaining Merci Trains Is Right Here In Mississippi

The story of the Merci Train, which was a gift from France to the U.S., has got to be one of the most heartwarming in history. But it’s not completely in the past. A boxcar from the Merci Train is on display here in Mississippi, and you can visit. Read on to learn all about this interesting piece of the past.

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Remember, the Merci Train is located behind the Old Capitol Museum by the former GM&O depot in Jackson. For more information, call (601) 576-6920.

So, did you know about this interesting piece of history? Ever visited the Merci Train? If so, what’d you think? Tell us in the comments section.

This isn’t the state’s only unique historic site. Read about others here.

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