Keweenaw National Historical Park Calumet Visitor Center credits NPS Photo The Calumet Visitor Center in the historic Union Building showcases three floors of interactive exhibits, films, and museum pieces.
Keweenaw National Historical Park Keweenaw History Center credits NPS Photo A ranger guided walk outside the former Calumet Hecla Public Library, now known at the Keweenaw History Center.
Keweenaw National Historical Park Keweenaw NHP Headquarters credits NPS Photo Park Headquarters is housed in the former Calumet Hecla Mining Company General Office building.
Keweenaw National Historical Park Quincy Mine credits NPS Photo The Quincy Mining Company 2 Shaft-Rockhouse and Hoist House in winter.
Keweenaw National Historical Park Quincy Mining Company Smelter credits NPS Photo The Quincy Smelter is one of the best-preserved copper smelting facilities of its era.
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.