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“Dozens of cultural sites from the copper days”
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. Dozens of cultural sites are found along the length of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Visitors of the park may spend anywhere from a half hour to several hours touring the facility.
This is a sneaky cool NPS site. Good interpretative content. Cool artifacts to see. Very well done junior ranger program. Located off the beaten path, so you have to work to get there, but... Read more
So interesting. Lots of sites scattered in the Keweenau, in Houghton, Hancock, and Chassel. This particular site talks about the history of the area: original occupants of Native Americans,... Read more
Keweenaw National Historical Park
- Wed - Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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