Welcome to Copper Country
Copper has shaped the people and places of the Keweenaw Peninsula for thousands of years. Copper mining boomed between 1860 and the early 1900s- creating bustling urban centers throughout the area. The Copper Boom changed the landscape of Michigan's rural Upper Peninsula and helped fuel the American industrial revolution. Though the mines closed in the late 1960s, their mark is still visible on the land and the communities within the Keweenaw.
Real People Media invites you on a multi-day tour of this beautiful and historically significant region. You'll hear stories (past and present) about Copper Country from the people who live and work here. Discover this history by touring mining sites, ghost towns, hands-on museums, and the live recording of an old-time radio variety show at the historic Calumet Theatre.
Our tour begins in the village of Calumet, the former Copper Capital of the world. Today the village is home to the Keweenaw National Historical Park, established in 1992 to help preserve and interpret the regions Copper Mining history.
Marquette Regional History Center
Interactive exhibits which highiting the unique history between man and the environment.
Marquette Maritime Museum
Guided tour of lighthouse and museum
Canyon Falls- Baraga
Enjoy a half-mile stroll along the sturgeon River to its dramatic plummet.
A guided tour that includes a 350 ft. descent into a real copper mine!
A.E Seaman mineral museum
Owned by Michigan Tech, the museum has the largest public exhibit of mineral from the great lakes region.
KNHP Visitor Center
Three floors of interactive exhibits sharing copper country history.
Located at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Fort Wilkins was established in 1844. Several original buildings still remain.
Real People Media
P.O. Box 381
Calumet, MI 49913