All Aboard!


This is the Fort Gratiot Station. It welcomed immigrants, settlers, military and other travelers to Port Huron during the late 19th century. The Grand Trunk Railway built this depot in 1858 and launched daily passenger service to Detroit the following year. In the early 1860s, young Tom Edison worked on the train, selling newspapers and snacks to the passengers.

On Thomas Edison Parkway, Port Huron, (On the right when traveling south)
Thomas Edison Depot Museum
Official (Historical Marker Database)
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