EXPERIENCE OUR NATION'S FIRST MINERAL BOOM

The Quincy Mine is located in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Mining operations have been closed since 1945, but the site is preserved as a cooperating site of the Keweenaw National Historical Park.

The Quincy Mine properties are owned and operated by the Quincy Mine Hoist Association, Inc., a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation created to preserve and educate the public about this largely forgotten chapter of our American heritage. 

Things to See & Do:

  • Guided tour of underground copper mine
  • Ride inside the mine on the Quincy Electric Reversible Mine Transport (QERMiT).
  • Quincy #2 Shafthouse: constructed in 1908, a marvel of engineering efficiency
  • Take a closer look at the shaft house
  • Nordberg Steam Hoist: largest steam-powered hoist engine ever built
  • Passenger Cog Rail Tram: Takes you from the top of Quincy Hill to the East Adit (mine entrance)
  • Experience the panoramic view of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, Houghton, and the Huron Mountains
  • Miner's Memorial House
  • Gift Shop: Buy tour tickets here & shop for mining-related books, videos & souvenirs
  • Summertime hours: 7 days a week

 

Guided Tours & Rates

Photo By: Charles EshbachQuincy Mine Attractions - Steam Hoist