Plan a Field Trip

A ranger greets a group of seated students inside the Calumet Visitor Center
A ranger greets a group of students at the Calumet Visitor Center.

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Visit the Calumet Visitor Center

The Calumet Visitor Center at Keweenaw National Historical Park has three floors of exhibits that are geared toward multiple learning styles and age groups. Explore how copper influenced the history of the area and continues to today. Plan to spend at least an hour at the Visitor Center, but your class may need more.

Before You Plan Your Visit

1. Email Katie Keller, Education Technician at kathryn_keller@nps.gov or call (906) 483-3175 to learn about hours of operation and to schedule your field trip, or submit this form online. Please note: The online form is for visits on Friday's throughout the school year only. If you would like to visit on another day, please contact the park directly using the information above.

2. Review the Pre-Visit Letter for teachers.
Please Note: Larger groups need to be divided into smaller groups of 15 or less during their visit. This allows students more opportunities to interact with the exhibits, and other visitors in the museum to be less impacted. There needs to be at least one adult with every smaller group of students. Groups will be assigned to different areas of the visitor center throughout the visit.

3. Transportation costs to the Calumet Visitor Center can be reimbursed by the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission. To receive reimbursement, follow the directions on this form.

4. Keweenaw National Historical Park offers curriculum materials that can be utilized in the classroom and/or during a Visitor Center visit for select grades.
 
Students read an interpretive display at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park.
Students read an interpretive display at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, a Keweenaw Heritage Site.

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Visit the Keweenaw Heritage Sites

Keweenaw Heritage Sites contain significant cultural and/or natural resources that make a unique contribution to the area's copper mining story. They are operated independently of the National Park Service. Admission and hours may vary. Sites stretch along the length of the Keweenaw Peninsula, from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon.

Before You Plan Your Visit

1. Contact Keweenaw Heritage Sites directly. The most up-to-date contact information can be found in the Keweenaw Guide park newspaper. Be aware that many Keweenaw Heritage Sites do not operate in the winter months.

2. Transportation costs to Keweenaw Heritage Sites can be reimbursed by the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission. To receive
reimbursement, follow the directions on this form.

Last updated: February 4, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913

Phone:

(906) 337-3168

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