Experience Quincy Mine!

Quincy Mine is nestled in the quiet town of Hancock. Part of the Keweenaw National Historical Park, Quincy Mine offers guests the opportunity to step back in time to the copper boom that swept through the area starting in the early 1840s. 

Enjoy the views overlooking Houghton and Hancock as you journey down the hillside on the Cog Tram to the entrance of level 7

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Quincy Mine
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Colin RogersColin Rogers
01:14 23 Jul 23
Went here on vacation while with my sisters. Everyone had a blast. Be prepared there is quite a bit of walking as you walk the whole mine and surrounding area. You do get a small tram ride down the hill which is fun. Bring warm clothes, waterproof boots and something water resistant as there is heavy amounts of water in the mine.
Jacoby PriceJacoby Price
02:14 17 Jul 23
This mining tour is amazing!! Just took my third tour with my family this week and it gets better every time. So much history to learn about everything around this Mine and everything in it. Yelmer was our tour guide and he went above and beyond with the tour and answering any questions we had!I highly recommend Quincy Mine Tours!
12:34 14 Jul 23
Very cool experience with the family. The tour guide was well-versed in the history of the mine, it’s equipment, and other items of interest. Gives you a high amount of respect and appreciation for what those miners went though.
DElightful PhotographyDElightful Photography
17:44 12 Jul 23
Interesting history, great tour! It was 43 degrees on level 7 where the walking tour took place. 30 levels total. Interesting geological features pointed out by our tour guide. Learned how Lake Superior was formed and they had working mining artifacts. Highly recommended!
Melissa BradleyMelissa Bradley
21:35 09 Jul 23
We visited the Quincy Mine in Hancock Michigan on July 5 2023 and took the mine tour. The mine tour lasted approximately 1.5 hours and the following is a description of our experience. The tour starts and ends in the Shaft No. 2 hoist house. We selected hard hats which must be worn during the tour. There was a brief introductory video, then the guide took us into the part of the building where the hoist is housed. The hoist is an absolutely gigantic machine which must be seen to be believed. Our guide explained the history and operation of the hoist and how it was used to pull copper ore from the mine and transport workers. The guide gave a detailed explanation of how the hoist operator controlled the machinery. Very interesting. Then left the hoist building and entered a cog railway car to be taken down the mountain to the mine entrance. This was a slow ride but in a unique vehicle. We exited the cog railway car and walked a few yards to the mine entrance. The shaft you walk along into the mountain is horizontal and spacious (about 15' by 15'). The footing is good and the shaft is well lit. We were dressed in long pants and had jackets and we were glad because when they say the mine is at 43 degrees they are not kidding. The mine is wet with water dripping from the ceiling in spots but we were able to stay dry by watching where we walked. We walked about a half mile into the mountain with various stops where the guide explained the mine layout (most of the lower section is now flooded), how the miners drilled and blasted and removed the ore, and there was a good view of one of the original shafts (No. 5 I think) which was quite impressive. Then we walked back out and rode the cog railway back up to the hoist house and that was the end of the tour. There are other mine facilities you can tour on your own (the rock house is particularly impressive) and an excellent gift shop. Our tour ticket of the mine also included a tour of the Quincy copper smelting facility located elsewhere in Hancock and we toured this facility as well. Again, fascinating. We enjoyed our visit very much. It provides a window into a little known piece of history. Check it out if you get the chance! We didn't have any children with us but others in our tour group did and the kids seemed to enjoy it.
Adam DriscollAdam Driscoll
01:06 06 Jul 23
I'm a bit mine history buff and this place was fantastic. Lots to see and a bunch of information about mine. It's free to just walk around and the area is large. If you are passing through, it's worth a stop!
Dave RoseDave Rose
02:22 25 Jun 23
What a great experience! If you are looking for an entertaining and educational experience then look no further. You can’t go wrong with the full tour! The under ground experience was amazing. My 15 year old son was engaged the whole time. Our interpreter Dylan was engaging and knowledgeable. It was great to see a young person so passionate about the mine history and geology and most importantly the mission of the Quincy Mine Hoist Association. I had no idea the important work they are all doing to preserve this important Michigan and United States history.
Megan S.Megan S.
23:49 08 Jun 23
The tour was very good. The kids enjoyed the long walk through the mine. Full of interesting history. The gift shop has some wonderful treasures, be sure to check it out!
Dorothy M.W.P.Dorothy M.W.P.
04:47 08 Jun 23
Yesterday we had a great tour of the Quincy Copper Mine, Hancock, Michigan. Staff and tour guide very helpful and informative. I had not been in a mine before. I can’t imagine working in one, especially with only a candle stuck on your helmet like they did in the early days. Started mining in 1848 and continued till 1946. This area is so interesting.
Jess PurcellJess Purcell
19:26 08 Jun 22
Absolutely loved our tour!! Our guide gave us a thorough account of the workings and daily lives of workers at the mines. He (I forgot his name, he’s a white guy with brown hair and glasses) was so knowledgeable and obviously passionate about the site and its history. He also did a great job of honoring those who suffered the consequences of a job such as mining, where fatalities and long-term injuries were seen daily. AND we found out that you can use your wristband from this tour to then go take the smelter tour, too!
Kris MerithewKris Merithew
21:00 30 May 22
Great guides. Informative museum as well as actual underground mineshaft hike to diggings. Includes walking tour of smelter compound waterside. Wear good solid shoes. Mineshaft can be muddy, smelter remains as it was the day it ceased operations, very industrial.
Ashley KorrerAshley Korrer
00:20 12 May 22
Great tour, we visited in early May 2022. We really enjoyed our experience and our tour guide was awesome. The tour was very thorough and our guide answered every question with enthusiasm. Highly recommend.
Josie KreissJosie Kreiss
23:56 10 Oct 21
Our tour guide was great. Michigan Tech students have a discount. You can walk the grounds for free. But I highly recommend the tour of the mine. You don't have to pay in advance. But you will want to set reservations for the tour.
Regina WoodsRegina Woods
10:54 07 Oct 21
Our family loved the detailed 2-hour tour. Dress warmly as it gets very cold in the mine. Wear good shoes. You will definitely learn a lot about mining and the men who work them.