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.

Students outside of a yellow school bus.

Schedule a Field Trip

Keweenaw NHP is now scheduling field trips to the Calumet Visitor Center for the 2017-18 school year.

Calumet Visitor Center Keweenaw National Historical Park sign with snow on top

Visit the Calumet Visitor Center

Open Fridays and Saturdays through Memorial Day.

A Ranger demonstrates the foundry process for a school group visit.

Calendar of Events

Planning to visit us? Find out what's happening at the Park!

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.

Visit these sites for your research needs.

Explore Archives

Doing research on the Copper Country?

Two volunteers sort through archival materials inside of a library.

Volunteer

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

The advisory commission during one of their quarterly meetings.

Advisory Commission

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

Last updated: January 4, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913

Phone:

(906) 337-3168

Contact Us