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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, 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.

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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?

This exposed vein of copper bearing rock leading into Lake Superior at Fort Wilkins State Park provided evidence of the area's copper wealth

Early native peoples began the first metal mining in North America over 7,000 years ago with copper mining on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Copper was fashioned into tools and items that were traded throughout North America.