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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Plan Your Visit

Discover the many ways to experience Copper Country.

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-three diverse sites.

Historic photograph of the Keweenaw History Center
Learn About the Park

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

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Get Involved

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

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.

Park Headquarters in Winter
Alerts and Conditions

Find any Alerts and Conditions for the Park

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: January 8, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913


906 337-3168

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