The Keweenaw County Historical Society is a group of volunteers who work hard to preserve and share 11 historic sites in one of the most historically rich counties of Northern Michigan.
History in a uniquely pure Michigan settingKeweenaw County is Michigan's northernmost county (and its smallest in population). It comprises the upper half of the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula, a beckoning finger of land that stands out on any map of Lake Superior.
It is a region rich in history as well as natural beauty. Copper mining is a major historical theme, but commercial fishing, lumbering, maritime and life-saving history, and various ethnic stories are notable, too.
Out of the way?
We are not on the way to anywhere. We are isolated by our geography, always have been. This is what makes us unique.
Eagle River, the county seat of Keweenaw County is:
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The leaves in the Keweenaw are showing their colors!
One of the best times of the year to visit us is in early fall when the bugs are mostly gone and the trees turn on their autumn colors.
Our historic sites are on or near the Copper Country Trail, a national scenic byway. This route is truly a national gem offering many scenic views, waterfalls, roadside parks, quaint amenities and a glimpse of our unique history.7/25/23
The Miner's Home still has two weeks rental available in September.