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, 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.
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 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.