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Grosse Ile Historical Museum
25000 E River Rd, Grosse Ile, MI 48138
The Grosse Ile Historical Museum consists of two historical buildings from the 1870s: the Michigan Central RailroadMore Depot and the Customs House, which was moved to the site in 1979 from its original location on Macomb Street. The two buildings are in the East River Road National Historic District, which includes the St. James Episcopal Church chapel and six private homes. In addition to artifacts on display from the early days of the island's history, art and handicrafts are often for sale at the museum, especially during the holiday season.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
21599 Parke Ln, Grosse Ile, MI 48138
One of the oldest churches on Grosse Ile, Sacred Heart Church is also one of the most unique. Its altar is located inMore the center of the worship space, with the pews surrounding it on all sides. In addition, a soaring, glass-fronted gathering space was added in 1988, creating a dramatic, but accessible entrance. For many years, this unique space was the site of an island-wide ecumenical holiday celebration. The open feeling of the architecture is reflected in the warmth and welcome offered by parishioners. In addition to the main church, services are held in a small stone chapel (the original church) located on church-owned land on the Detroit River. Many brides choose this picturesque site for their weddings.
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