Copper Harbor, Michigan: Delaware Copper Mine Tours

An unusual-looking mine; more like an underground hillside than a dark tunnel.

Address:
Delaware Rd, Copper Harbor, MI
Directions:
Twelve miles south of Copper Harbor on US Hwy 41, then a quart-mile north to Delaware Rd and the mine.
Hours:
Daily mid-May - mid-Oct 10 am - 6 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
906-289-4688
Admission:
Adults 13 and up $11, 6 thru 12 $7, 5 & under free
RA Rates:
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Delaware Copper Mine Tours

An authentic copper mine that operated from 1847 to 1887, visitors descend 100 feet down a sloping shaft to the first level of the mine to see how copper was mined during the country's first major mining boom. The mine has been left virtually untouched since its 1887 closure.

The site also features animals, antique engines, trains ranging from G Scale to 7 1/2" gauge, mine ruins, walking trails, and picnic facilities. All tours are self-guided, allowing the visitor to take their time exploring their particular interests.

[Lani Poynter, 01/26/2007]

This place looks perfect for a Mystery Spot shack made out of rock!

Delaware Copper Mine - Including Ghost

A tour of an old copper mine. It's a lot of fun, especially when it's hot out because it's nice and cool in the mine. They have a "ghost" at the end of the tour...pretty spooky stuff! The area around Delware is great too; Copper Harbor, with Lake Superior all around it.

[LeAnn, 04/29/2003]

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