Explore the many features of Keweenaw National Historical Park. These short multimedia presentations provide details on park places and stories. The videos average two to five minutes in length.
Open captioning is available for all videos published 2014 and later.
Join us as we examine the ways mining has shaped the current landscape of the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Running Time: 4:43 minutes
Railways were essential to move people and materials. Learn how the railways of the Keweenaw have evolved over time, from the mid 1800s to the present day.
Running Time: 4:02 minutes
Former copper mines have have become home to thousands of bats in the Keweenaw.Running time: 3:39 minutes
Project Sisu occurred during the summer of 2013 and was intended to help area youth find sisu in themselves, each other, and the local community.Running Time: 7:46 minutes
Within the Park's Quincy Unit, the Quincy smelter is the best remaining example of a turn of the 20th century copper mine smelting site.
Running Time: 3:45 minutes
The Calumet Visitor Center at the Union Building
Built as a lodge for two fraternal organizations in 1888, the Union Building is now home to the Calumet Visitor Center. Three fully accessible floors house numerous museum pieces, interactive exhibits and films.
Running Time: 2:17 minutes
Quincy Mine Site
Running Time: 2:40 minutes
A Copper Country Icon: Quincy Mine's Shaft-Rockhouse
Remnants of Calumet & Hecla:
Calumet: Queen City of the Keweenaw
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.