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.

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Keweenaw Heritage Sites

Explore the park's twenty-one partner sites.

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Field Trip Transportation Reimbursement

Bring your class to Keweenaw NHP or the Keweenaw Heritage Sites for free!

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Calumet Visitor Center Hours

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

A 1915 Calumet & Hecla Map of the Village of Red Jacket and vicinity.


Find your way around Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula.

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.

Last updated: October 20, 2019

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25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913


(906) 337-3168

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