Though it may first appear as an out-of-the-way village nestled along the spine of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Calumet was the heart of the region during copper mining’s heyday.
Download a copy of the Downtown Calumet Self-Guided Walking Tour booklet. Copies will also be available for purchase in the future from the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association.
Calumet: Queen City of the Keweenaw
Did You Know?
Woody Guthrie's song "1913 Massacre" brought attention to a tragedy that occurred in Calumet, Michigan on December 24, 1913 during a bitter copper miner's strike. Reports claim that a shout of fire caused panic at a party at the Italian Hall. 73 people died in the stampede down the steep stairway.