• Underground Tamarack Trammer Car

    Keweenaw

    National Historical Park Michigan

Join Our Friends

Numerous organizations throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula and Lake Superior region are supporting the preservation of the area's natural and cultural resources. Some are fund-raising groups and other are membership organizations. Several that are affiliated with Keweenaw National Historical Park are listed below:

Copper Country Preservation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and rehabilitation of historic resources throughout Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula.

National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation is a newly organized, privately supported effort to fund special projects in the five U.S. national parks on Lake Superior, over and above appropriated funds.

Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association is a nonprofit educational organization that works in partnership with the National Park Service to promote the public's understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of Isle Royale National Park and Keweenaw National Historical Park.

Many of the Keweenaw Heritage Sites that are partners in Keweenaw National Historical Park raise funds for their own programs and operations. To learn more, go to the Keweenaw Heritage Sites page.

Did You Know?

Miners pose outside the #5 Tamarack Mine shaft in this 1908 photograph by Adolph F. Isler. Keweenaw NHP Archives.

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.