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.

A seated group of students sit in single file and following the arm motions of an adult conductor.

Copper TRACES Field Day

Learn details about the Copper TRACES Field Day this May, and how to register your fourth grade class.

A group of students sits on a brightly lit stage.

Smackdown 2017

Find all of your High School Local History Smackdown 2017 information here.

Illustrated black and white logo of copper miner with mining hat on.

2017 Heritage Grants

Grant opportunities are available to owners of historic properties and providers of history programs.

Illustrated 1881 map of Calumet & Hecla property and the Village of Red Jacket

Copper Mining Timeline

Explore a timeline of Michigan copper mining from prehistory to the present.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913

Phone:

(906) 337-3168

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