Built in 1844, Fort Wilkins was intended to keep law and order during the Copper Rush. The fort tells the story of life on the northern frontier during the mid-1800s. The park also includes the Copper Harbor lighthouses built in 1866 and 1868.
Copper Harbor, MI 49918
Admission is free with a Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport
Role-playing interpreters bring history to life for visitors at the 1844 fort. Copper Harbor.
Battery D, First Michigan Light Artillery, brings the sights and sounds of the Civil War to the Keweenaw Peninsula. Copper Harbor.