Things To Do in the Keweenaw

Looking for things to do in the Keweenaw? Guided tours of Keweenaw National Historical Park sites are available (June through October).  We also provide transportation for weddings, family reunions, retirement parties and other special events.  Contact us for more information.    

The Red Jacket Trolley Company office will be closed for vacation August 15-16, 2017.   We will not be offering tours August 15-16, 2017.

 

 Your Keweenaw Tour Guide

Raised in the Keweenaw, Wil Shapton has studied its history for over 20 years. Wil graduated with a degree in history from Alma College and also studied Industrial Archaeology at Michigan Technological University. He worked as an intern at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI and at numerous historical sites including:

  • Fayette State Park (Michigan's Garden Peninsula)
  • Living History Farms (Urbandale, IA)
  • Hartwick Pines State Park (Grayling, MI)
  • Fort Wilkins State Park (Copper Harbor, MI)

Wil conducted oral history interview projects for the National Park Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Service. He also co-founded and directs Keweenaw Traditions Alive, a local living history program, to research and re-enact 1910 copper mining era history in period costume. Wil's goal is to make history enjoyable and accessible, relevant and lively, by sharing the character and stories of a special place.

Keweenaw Tours

Hidden in Plain Sight: Traces of Houghton's Early History
9am-11am, 1pm-3pm or 7pm-9pm

Keweenaw’s Stonehenge
10am - 4pm

A Day in the Life
9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm

Visit our tours page for more information.

Exact fare payable on boarding (driver doesn’t carry change). Check, cash and
major credit cards accepted. Reservations are required.  Please call, email or visit our Facebook page to register.