Operating Hours & Seasons
Located at the entrance to the Quincy Mine & Hoist Gift Shop
Wednesday - Saturday from from 8:30am - 5:00pm EST
Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation, 906-482-0650.
Calumet Visitor Center at the Historic Union Building
Monday - Saturday from 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
Open September 7 - September 30, 2013
Tuesday - Saturday from 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
October - Late May open as staffing allows. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation, 906-337-3168.
This facility is located at the entrance to Historic Downtown Calumet in the Union Building, a former lodge hall for various fraternal organizations. Visitors are able to experience extensive interactive exhibits on what life was like for people in the mining community from its establishment through the boom times to the closure of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company in 1968. The facility provides a staffed information desk and sales outlet for the Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association. The information desk at the visitor center can be reached at 906-483-3176 during hours of operation.
Keweenaw Heritage Sites
Did You Know?
To reach 9,260 feet down into the shafts of the Quincy copper mine, the world's largest steam-driven hoist was built in 1918. The Nordberg Steam Hoist and its reinforced concrete building, with brick veneer and Italian-tiled walls, cost over $370,000 but was used for only eleven years.