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Michigan Transit Museum
200 Grand Ave., Mount Clemens, MI 48043
The Michigan Transit Museum includes the former Mount Clemens railroad depot, which opened in 1859 as a stop on the Grand Trunk Western Railroad. This was the station where a young Thomas Edison learned telegraphy. In 1980, city of Mount Clemens purchased the station and leased it to the museum, which restored the structure to its 1900 appearance.
The depot is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum also maintains a collection of rolling stock, including a 1924 Chicago elevated car, a 1951 Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton locomotive and a Grand Trunk Railway caboose built between 1888 and 1905. The museum operates train rides from Joy Park, about two miles from the station.