Keweenaw's Copper Story

The stories of people and copper in the Keweenaw Peninsula have been intertwined for more than 7,000 years. Indigenous 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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Calumet Visitor Center

Experience three floors of interactive exhibits on what life was like for people in this mining community.

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Keweenaw Heritage Sites

Explore the Keweenaw's rich copper mining and cultural heritage through our Heritage Sites.

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Plan Your Visit

Discover the many ways to experience Copper Country.

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Learn About the Park

Learn about the history of the people and places of the Keweenaw.

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For Kids!

Learn about Keweenaw National Historical Park!

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Keweenaw Stories

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

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Keweenaw Minihistories

Discover more about the immigrants and migrants of Michigan's Copper Country.

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Alerts and Conditions

Find any Alerts and Conditions for the Park

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Park Newspaper

Visit this page to download the latest edition of the Keweenaw Guide!

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Get Involved

Find opportunities to get involved with Keweenaw NHP or any of the Keweenaw Heritage Sites.

Accessibility Information

Learn about accessible park facilities.

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Park Store

Explore Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association bookstore and learn how to become a member.

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Learn more about how the park and the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission work together to further the efforts of historic preservation.

Last updated: June 8, 2024

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25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913


906 337-3168

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