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    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

Plan Your Visit

A park ranger waits at the information desk to help visitors.
A park ranger is ready to assist visitors at Keweenaw National Historical Park information desk located at the Quincy Mine & Hoist Gift Shop.
NPS Photo, Dan Johnson
 

Visiting Keweenaw National Historical Park is different from visiting many other national park sites across the country. The park was established to preserve and interpret the history of copper mining on the Keweenaw Peninsula through partnerships. The National Park Service works with a variety of organizations, including public and private entities, to achieve this goal.

Most visitor services for Keweenaw National Historical Park, such as guided tours or museums, are provided by the park's partners known as Keweenaw Heritage Sites. These sites are not owned or operated by the National Park Service but park staff work with these sites to coordinate services and preservation efforts. For more information on the Keweenaw Heritage Sites, including hours of operation and fees, request a copy of the annual park newspaper or view it online here.

Keweenaw National Historical Park operates the Calumet Visitor Center in downtown Calumet, MI. This visitor center is open seasonally, five days a week (Tuesday-Saturday) Memorial Day to Labor Day with a reduced hours of operation in the winter months. Here you will find three floors of exhibits, media and photos to explore. Please note that the Visitor Center will be open as staffing allows. You may call (906) 483-3176 for the most current information.

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The National Park Service operates a seasonal visitor information desk (as staffing allows) at the Quincy Mine & Hoist Gift Shop located north of Hancock, Michigan along U.S. Highway 41. Here you can acquire information on the park and visiting the Keweenaw Heritage Sites.

Did You Know?

Historic photo: Calumet & Hecla Stamp Mill in Lake Linden

Keweenaw copper milling facilities were normally located along lake shorelines because they used large volumes of water in the milling process and the lakes served as a dumping site for the waste material known as stamp sand. Access to the lake also facilitated shipping and receiving of supplies. More...