Sunday, June 29, 2014


These guys are waiting to show you their stuff
(Courtesy of Michigan Technological University Archives)

We're ready to guide you through our next tour day at the smelter.  

July 19th, 2014
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The Quincy Smelter Association hosts tours monthly so visitors such as yourself can see the only intact copper smelter from the American Industrial Revolution around the turn of the 20th Century.  See much of the original machinery used to turn ore into copper ingots.  Not only can you see the original equipment from the smelter's construction in 1898. But our guides will point out the major changes  in the Great Expansion of 1920.  We look forward to showing this and much more.

Since much of the tour is spent in the buildings, this is a great event even on rainy days.

Directions: Turn right after crossing the bridge on to M-26, go 1/4 mile to the sign on the right.

The smelter is a former industrial site.  We recommend wearing closed shoes for your safety.

For a full listing of our tour dates for 2014, see the previous post on this site.

The Quincy Smelter Association is a non-profit organization authorized to give tours by the owner,  Franklin Township.

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Its Spring!

The Quincy Smelter Association is happy to announce its tour schedule for this year.  

We look forward to showing visitors such as yourself a prominent part of the heritage of Keweenaw's copper industry.  

See an intact copper smelter with our guides taking you through many of the buildings that makes up this facility.  See the huge furnace where 50,000 pounds of copper ore was melted.  A large circular casting machine.  Pumps and more pumps!  And much more.

June 21, 2014

July 19, 2014

August 9, 2014

September 6, 2014

October 11, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, tours are from 11 AM to 3 PM on the designated Saturdays.

We recommend visitors wear closed shoes and avoid sandals or other open and loose fitting foot wear.

Our tours are approximately one hour long.

As part of our fundraising efforts, we have high quality T-shirts for sale.  One is a sharp dark blue with white lettering with the neat Quincy Smelter logo.  The other shirt is a light tan with a vintage photo of the smelter plus lettering.  Come on a tour and leave well dressed!

Quincy Smelter Association is a private, non-profit organization.  The Quincy Smelter is owned by Franklin Township.  The township has given the QSA permission to conduct tours.  QSA has no affiliation with any governmental organization.

Quincy Smelter Association can conduct tours for private groups provided we have sufficient notice and volunteers available.