S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia, Manistee

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Step back into time on a 1930s railroad and passenger carferry museum

May through Mid September.

One hour guided walking tours on the top of the hour. Visit our Great Lakes Gift shop.

Retired USCG Acaia also available for self guided walking tours.

Haunted attraction GhostShip Friday and Saturday nights in October.
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  • This tour of the old rail ferry is truly a bargain. Authentic period steamer that has one of the best planned guided tours I've ever been on. If you spend any time in Manistee you must visit.....  more
    This tour of the old rail ferry is truly a bargain. Authentic period steamer that has one of the best planned guided tours I've ever been on. If you spend any time in Manistee you must visit.....  more »
  • Stumbled across the listing on Air b-n-b, and couldn't believe it. I'd driven past just the previous week ... wow, that's a big boat ... wait, it's a B&B as well?!? I was thinking about doing an... 
    Stumbled across the listing on Air b-n-b, and couldn't believe it. I'd driven past just the previous week ... wow, that's a big boat ... wait, it's a B&B as well?!? I was thinking about doing an...  more »
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  • For $50(plus tax) you can spend the night back in time! What a fabulous idea to have lodging available on a retired car carrier built in 1930! Everything is restored true to the time period and it's a unique and special experience to spend time on it. The hosts and purser were wonderful. And a Continental breakfast too! We appreciated every moment spent on this beautiful ship! If you want 5 star modern, this is not your place...but if you're someone who appreciates the wonders from the past, it's a must do!
  • What a great activity for an interesting affordable and fun side trip. We’ve driven by this so many times and finally decided to take the tour. Lots of steep stairways, so be sure you’re able to climb and descend multiple times and keep your balance. Friendly tour guides with plenty of Michigan Great Lakes historical knowledge. We loved it.

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