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    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

Operating Hours & Seasons

KNHP Visitor Centers
Information can be obtained from the Quincy Mine Gift Shop or the Calumet Visitor Center.
NPS Photo, Nick Clark
 

Hours

Calumet Visitor Center at the Historic Union Building

October: Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST

Beginning November 1: Open Friday and Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST

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. The address is 98 Fifth St, Calumet, MI 49913. 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 National Historical Park Information Desk at Quincy Mine

Closed for the winter.

Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation, 906-482-0650

Located at the entrance to the Quincy Mine & Hoist Gift Shop- 49750 U.S. 41, Hancock, MI 49930

Keweenaw Heritage Sites
Most visitor services for Keweenaw National Historical Park are provided through the park's partners, known as Keweenaw Heritage Sites. Hours and days of operation at these sites vary with the season: check the park newspaper for hours and days of operations for the heritage sites. Most of the sites close for the winter by late October and reopen for the summer in late May. Contact the park at (906) 483-3176 for specific details. You can also visit the Keweenaw Heritage Sites website for more information.

 

Seasons

Summer and early fall are the primary seasons for visiting the Keweenaw Peninsula, particularly from Memorial Day to the end of the Fall color season in mid October. Winter activities such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing are popular from late November through the end of March. Most of the Keweenaw Heritage Sites are closed during the winter.

Did You Know?

Photo: Float copper on exhibit in Calumet

During the ice ages, glaciers ripped chunks of copper away from exposed rock outcrops and then carried the copper sometimes long distances before depositing them. These loose pieces are referred to as float copper.