Plan Your Visit
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.
Keweenaw National Historical Park operates the Calumet Visitor Center in downtown Calumet, MI. This visitor center is open seasonally, 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. 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. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation, 906-337-3168.
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?
The Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan was home to one of our nation's first mineral rushes. Prospectors seeking copper travelled there in the middle 1840's, a few years before the "49'ers" sought gold out west. The story of this rush is told today at Keweenaw National Historical Park.