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.
Keweenaw Heritage Sites
Dozens of cultural sites are found along the length of the Keweenaw Peninsula.Read More
2013 Keweenaw NHP Newspaper
Keweenaw National Historical Park annually publishes a park newspaper to assist visitors in planning their trips to the park and our park partners.Read More
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Schedule of Events
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Did You Know?
The largest known quantities in the world of pure, native copper were found on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. In some cases, the deposits were up to 97% pure, requiring little chemical processing to produce ingots of pure copper.