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.

A large piece of copper is displayed inside of a museum.

Things to Do

Get out and experience all the Keweenaw has to offer this winter and spring!

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Calendar of Events

Find out what is happening at the park during your visit.

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Calumet Visitor Center Hours

Find out which days and times the Calumet Visitor Center is open.

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Community Events

Check out what's happening in the community related to the Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives NEH Traveling Exhibit.

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

Copper Mining Timeline

Explore a timeline of Michigan copper mining from over 7,000 years ago to the present.

Visit these sites for your research needs.

Explore Archives

Doing research on the Copper Country?

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

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 20, 2019

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Mailing Address:

25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913


(906) 337-3168

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