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Located across from the Pere Marquette Rail Trail, the Sanford Centennial Museum is a village-like complex that includes a general store, log cabin, township hall, church, and depot, along with train cars and two schools. Each building was moved from a location where it was in danger of being torn down. Today, the buildings are authentically restored and waiting to be explored by history lovers. When visitors step inside each one, they will find displays such as a doctor's office, dentist's office, and saloon. Political memorabilia, vintage tools, and logging implements are also showcased.

Sanford Centennial Museum

Location: 2222 Smith Street, Sanford, MI 48657

Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day: Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m.

Cost: Free.

Details: Free on-site parking. Wheelchair accessible. Self-guided.

More information: Call (989) 687-9048 or visit

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Title Annotation:Sanford Centennial Museum, Sanford, Michigan; HISTORY HOT SPOTS
Publication:Michigan History Magazine
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U3MI
Date:Jul 1, 2017
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