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The Freighthouse, next to Frog Island Park on the north side of Depot Town, has been used as a community center, hosting the Depot Town Farmers Market, a café, and various community meetings and events. The Freighthouse is part of the Ypsilanti Historic District, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Sites.

The building's condition forced its closure in 2004. Since then the Friends of the Ypsilanti Freighthouse (FOYF), a  501(c)(3) non-profit organization that manages the Freighthouse and the City, have raised money and received grants for the various repairs required to re-open the building. Today the Freighthouse is once again available for community and private events.

The FOYF continue to seek funding through grants and donations for maintenance of the building. If you are interested in using the building for an event, please contact the FOYF here