• Underground Tamarack Trammer Car

    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

Keweenaw's Copper Story

From 7,000 years ago to the 1900s people mined Keweenaw copper. Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors and immigrants arrived in the 1800s in a great mineral rush, developing thriving industries and cosmopolitan communities. Though the mines have since closed, their mark is still visible on the land and people.

Did You Know?

The Calumet Theatre and Village Hall is one of the properties within Keweenaw NHP listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of our Nation's historic places considered worthy of preservation. It is administered by the National Park Service under the Secretary of the Interior. Several structures within Keweenaw National Historical Park are on this list.