This is a return of our popular motor coach tours of local railroad history. In the spring of 1887, the Buckley and Douglas Lumber Company of Manistee began building a railroad to transport logs from the forest to its sawmill in Manistee. They named the railroad the Manistee and Northeastern. Our tour route starts at the Museum, follows the M & NE railroad grade route to Benzonia, Honor, Lake Ann, Interlochen, Karlin, Nessen City, Platte River Junction, Copemish, Thompsonville, and Kaleva. A highlight will be a tour of the historic Kaleva Depot Museum, which was rebuilt in 1908. A commemorative book, the Museum tour and lunch are included.
This tour is a collaboration between the Benzie Area Historical Society and the Kaleva Historical Society.
$75 before April 15, $80 at the door. Reservations are required - to make reservations, either contact the Museum at 231-882-5539 or use the Buy Now button below to buy tickets using a credit card or a PayPal account. No paper tickets will be issued, the PayPal receipt is your ticket. Please bring a copy of your receipt the day of the tour.