Quincy Steam Hoist, Shafthouse & Underground Mine Tour

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Quincy Steam Hoist, Shafthouse & Underground Mine Tour

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Address
49750 US-41
Hancock, MI 49930
United States
Regions: Hancock
Phone
(906) 482-5569
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A National Historic Landmark District, the Quincy Mine Tours feature the worlds largest steam hoist, the #2 shafthouse, and underground mine tours. A Heritage Site of th ...
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Description
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

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