Lincoln Depot Museum

The Lincoln Depot, the last remaining depot of its kind in northeastern Michigan, a reminder of Michigan’s former dependence on the railroads that snaked up and down the state.

Lincoln Train Depot (originally called the West Harrisville Depot) was built in 1886 by the Detroit, Bay City and Alpena Railroad and has been standing since the 1880’s.

The Depot is located on Lake Street in Lincoln and served the community and the surrounding area until 1929. It had been a private residence since about 1930 and is now owned by the Lincoln downtown Development Authority.

First rail service to this area passed through Lincoln from the south and continued north through Ossineke to Alpena.

The Alcona Historical Society was formed to preserve the rich history of the Alcona County area. The society realizes the value of the past and its importance to future generations.

In December of 1998, the Lincoln Depot was officially recognized as a Michigan Historic Site.
January 6, 1999, the Friends of Lincoln Depot became affiliated with the Alcona Historical Society. The building is structurally sound, and its restoration and use as a museum and historical site would broaden the range of historical attractions available in the local area.

The Alcona Historical Society was formed to preserve the rich history of the Alcona County area. The society realizes the value of the past and its importance to future generations.