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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
Keweenaw National Historical Park Information Desk

Rangers will be available mid-June through Labor Day 2014

Days of the week will vary, open from from 8:30am - 5:00pm EST

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


Calumet Visitor Center at the Historic Union Building

May 23 - June 15: Open Thursday through Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm EST(Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

June 15 - September: Open daily 9:00am - 5:00pm EST

September - 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
Currently, 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?

A piece of float copper sets on exhibit near the Calumet & Hecla general offices.

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.