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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Things to Do

Get out and experience all the Keweenaw has to offer!

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Schedule a Field Trip

Make reservations to bring your group to the Calumet Visitor Center online.

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Smackdown 2018

Find all of your High School Local History Smackdown 2018 information here.

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Trip Itineraries

Find out where to go if you have a half-day or more!

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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

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

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Advisory Commission

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

Last updated: April 9, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913

Phone:

(906) 337-3168

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