Start your Northeast Michigan Travels with a Visit to the

Standish Historical Depot and Welcome Center


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This former Michigan Central Railroad Depot is your first stop on the US Heritage Route extending from Standish to

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Mackinaw City. The depot is located conveniently on US23, in the center of Standish, making it the perfect place to stretch your legs, use clean bathroom facilities, find a

place to shop and dine. We encourage you to explore the depot and gift shop where you will be greeted by our friendly volunteer staff, where you will find:.


Experience turn-of-the-20th Century locomotive history, view our museum room

The Standish Historical Depot features many train artifacts, depot memorabilia and local history photos and documents in its museum room. We are proud to feature a restored caboose and two English passenger cars "from days gone by". These train cars provide a great picture opportunity when the cars are open to the public from May through October.


Standish Depot Vietman Vets MemorialVietnam Veterans Memorial

September 28. 2014 commemorated the two Arenac County soldiers killed in action during the Vietnam Conflict. Two benches, one dedicated to SP/4 Lenus E. Mead (US Army) and the other to Cpl Alan R. Ott (US Army), are situated along the Depot's Memorial Walk.

Standish Depot Memorial Walkway


Become a Friend of the Standish Depot, Commemorate a Memory with a Walkway Brick

If you love trains and depots, we urge you to become a Friend of the Standish Depot. By becoming a Friend, you help with the Depot's maintenance and help ensure its existence well into the future. And . . . or . . . you can help contribute to the future of the Depot by purchasing a Memorial Brick for the walk.


Enjoy a concert, check out a car show, spend the day at a festival . . .

More events and activities will be posted as information arrives.


Check out photos of Depot Events online

It's hard to be everywhere and see everything at our events but now you can have a second look on our events photos pages. Share this link to let people know what's happening "in your neck of the woods".



The Standish Historical Depot is always looking for people who have a little bit of extra time and would like to volunteer. Contact Sue Stein for details.



Open all year — Monday-Friday 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM | Sunday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM






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