Explore the many features of Keweenaw National Historical Park. These short multimedia presentations provide details on park places and stories. The videos average two to five minutes in length. Open captioning is available for all videos published 2014 and later.
Studying History - the Copper Strike of 1913-14
Learn about the 1913-14 Copper Country strike with Megan, a local middle school student, and Professor Emeritus Larry Lankton.
Running Time: 7:55 minutes
Keweenaw Kids & Winter Fun
A Keweenaw winter can bring severe weather and hundreds of inches of snowfall, but kids of the past found ways to embrace it just as they are today.
Running Time: 5:20 minutes
Lava in the Keweenaw
The cold exposed bedrock in the Keweenaw had a fiery beginning some 1.1 billion years ago, but it is still affecting our lives today.
Running time: 3:54 minutes
Keweenaw's Rich Geoheritage
The Keweenaw Peninsula has an extraordinary geoheritage. Join Ranger Karl Larson as he discovers what geoheritage is and how it applies to the Keweenaw.
Running Time: 3:36 minutes
Landscapes of the Keweenaw
Join us as we examine the ways mining has shaped the current landscape of the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Running Time: 4:43 minutes
Railways of the Keweenaw
Railways were essential to move people and materials. Learn how the railways of the Keweenaw have evolved over time, from the mid 1800s to the present day.
Running Time: 4:02 minutes
Historic Habitat: A New Use for an Old Mine
Former copper mines have have become home to thousands of bats in the Keweenaw.
To learn more about bats, check out the NPS page on bats!Running time: 3:39 minutes
The Quincy Smelter: From Ore to Ingot
Within the Park's Quincy Unit, the Quincy smelter is the best remaining example of a turn of the 20th century copper mine smelting site.
Running Time: 3:45 minutes
The Calumet Visitor Center at the Union Building
Built as a lodge for two fraternal organizations in 1888, the Union Building is now home to the Calumet Visitor Center. Three fully accessible floors house numerous museum pieces, interactive exhibits and films.
Quincy Mine Site
Often referred to as Old Reliable, Quincy Mine was one of the longest running copper mines on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Learn about some of the features of this
Running Time: 2:40 minutes
A Copper Country Icon: Quincy Mine's Shaft-Rockhouse
Marking the entrances to the underground, shaft-rockhouses like the one remaining at Quincy Mine once stretched along the spine of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Take a closer look at this icon of the region's copper mining past.
Remnants of Calumet & Hecla: A Copper Mining Giant
Once the largest copper mining company on the Keweenaw Peninsula, Calumet & Hecla could not last after its copper fortune ran out. Join Ranger Kristen as she takes a look at the mine site and provides a brief overview of Calumet & Hecla's history.
Calumet: Queen City of the Keweenaw
Calumet's proximity to the Calumet & Hecla Copper Mining Company resulted in a thriving community during the mining heyday. Now located within Keweenaw National Historical Park, join Ranger Kristen as she gives an overview of the village's history.
Last updated: June 19, 2022