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.

Keweenaw National Historical Passport stamp 2021

Passport Stamp

Coming to visit? Don't forget to get your passport stamped!

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

Video Shorts

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

Four builders from the Keweenaw NHP Minecraft server

Visit Calumet with Minecraft

Calumet's streetscape is a blast from the past in this playable 1917 re-creation! #KeweenawMinecraft

The Keweenaw Printing Company store.

Park Store

Shop from the comfort of your home!

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: February 18, 2022

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25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913


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