Keweenaw National Historical Park


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Keweenaw National Historical Park

Address:25970 Red Jacket Rd
PO Box 471
Calumet, MI 49913

Phone:906-337-3168
Fax:906-337-3169
Web: www.nps.gov/kewe/
Size: 1,869 acres. Much of that area is, and will remain, in private ownership. Rather than purchasing all the land within the boundary, this park will own only limited areas where it will preserve key structures and sites and conduct its interpretive activities.
Established: Established on October 27, 1992.
Location:The Quincy Unit of the park is located just north of Hancock, Michigan, along US 41. The Calumet Unit is located in and around the Village of Calumet, Michigan, 8 miles north of the Quincy Unit on US 41.
Facilities:The National Park Service operates a seasonal visitor information desk at the Quincy Mine & Hoist Gift Shop located north of Hancock, Michigan along U.S. Highway 41. Most visitor services, such as guided tours or museums, are provided by the park's partners known as Keweenaw Heritage Sites.
Activities:During the summer, park staff provide guided interpretive programs in both the Calumet and Quincy Units. A number of governmentally and privately-operated attractions, which are cooperating with the National Park Service, can also be visited. Sites stretch for more than 100 miles along the length of the Keweenaw Peninsula, from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon. These Heritage Sites include Quincy Mine Hoist and Underground Tours, Fort Wilkins State Park (see separate entry in Michigan state parks section), Keweenaw County Historical Museum, Keweenaw Heritage Center, Houghton County Historical Museum, Copper Range Historical Museum, Coppertown Mining Museum, Seaman Mineral Museum, Delaware Copper Mine, and Hanka Homestead.
Special Features:Park was established to commemorate the rich history of copper mining on the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan -- the only place in the world where commercially abundant quantities of elemental copper occurred. It has the oldest metal mining heritage in the western hemisphere, dating back 7,000 years, and was the site of America's first large-scale, hard-rock industrial mining operations.

See other parks in Michigan.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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"Keweenaw National Historical Park tells a powerful story of hope and opportunity as well as struggle and decline," Levin says.
The office and library now serve as administrative facilities for the Keweenaw National Historical Park.
Traveling west from Pictured Rocks, to the Keweenaw Peninsula, visitors can explore the various sites within, or affiliated with, Keweenaw National Historical Park to learn about the region's copper mining history.