Visiting Keweenaw National Historical Park is different from visiting many other national park sites across the country. The park was established to preserve and interpret the history of copper mining on the Keweenaw Peninsula through partnerships. The National Park Service works with a variety of organizations, including public and private entities, to achieve this goal.
Keweenaw National Historical Park operates the Calumet Visitor Center in downtown Calumet, MI. This visitor center is open seasonally, for the most current operating hours please visit our operating hours and seasons page. Here you can experience three floors of interactive exhibits, films, and ranger talks. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation, 906-337-3168.
Summer: Surrounded by Lake Superior, Keweenaw summers are usually mild, with average highs in the 70s, but can reach into the 80 and 90s. Nighttime temperatures are typically cool, but can also dip into the 40s or stay in the 70s. Summer months are dry, with occasional rain or severe thunderstorms.
Winter: Again influenced by Lake Superior, winter temperatures are mild with highs in the 20s. Cold spells can occur with subzero temperatures. Lake effect snow is common, and 300 inches of snow can fall in a season. Please plan accordingly as certain snowstorms can bring blizzard conditions, making travel hazardous.
Last updated: May 26, 2021