Keweenaw's Copper Story

From 7,000 years ago to the 1900s people mined Keweenaw copper. Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors and immigrants arrived in the 1800s in a great mineral rush, developing thriving industries and cosmopolitan communities. Though the mines have since closed, their mark is still visible on the land and people.

Looking outside of a mine adit onto a deck overlooking the forest.

Keweenaw Heritage Sites

Explore the Keweenaw's rich copper mining and cultural heritage through twenty-one diverse sites.

A Ranger demonstrates the foundry process for a school group visit.

Calendar of Events

Planning to visit us? Find out what's happening at the Park!

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse structure on the edge of a small peninsula, adjacent to water.

Trip Itineraries

Get the most out of your trip to Keweenaw National Historical Park.

Two volunteers sort through archival materials inside of a library.

Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities are available at the Keweenaw Heritage Sites and Keweenaw National Historical Park.

Illustrated 1881 map of Calumet & Hecla property and the Village of Red Jacket

Copper Mining Timeline

Explore a timeline of Michigan copper mining from prehistory to the present.

The Youth Historians kids group watches a movie on the third floor of the Calumet Visitor Center.

Multimedia

Learn about the many features of Keweenaw NHP with these short videos.

A school group visits the Calumet Visitor Center.

Education

Educational resources for K-12 students and teachers!

The advisory commission during one of their quarterly meetings.

Advisory Commission

The commission operates in support of the various activities of Keweenaw NHP.

Last updated: May 26, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913

Phone:

(906) 337-3168

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