Quincy Mine and Smelter reopening for tours
HANCOCK – Tours will be commencing at Quincy Mine on Monday, June 15, and at the Smelter on Tuesday, June 16. Like everyone else, we have watched events unfolding for the past several months, wondering how we will move into the future. The tour format at Quincy will be quite a bit different this year in response to coronavirus procedures and protocols. The biggest change is that groups will be much smaller to ensure safe social distancing. Our visitors literally come from around the world and we will do our best to limit exposures between the guides and guests. To put it another way, however many people are in your group or vehicle will more than likely determine our overall tour group size. The cogwheel tram is not in operation this year, so visitors will drive themselves to an alternate entrance to get to the East Adit entrance.
All these requirements may sound onerous at first, but here is the silver lining: if you have ever wanted to have a personal tour, to have all your questions answered, this is it. This is your chance to take our extended tour, spending more quality time with your tour guide. The walking tour will be an opportunity for an up-close and personal look at our unique geology, as well as detailed discussions of the copper mining era with our top guides. In the midst of these difficult times, we hope to transport you to an earlier era, to immerse you in the labor and industry of days past, to the role of Quincy Mine and the Copper Country in the growth of our nation.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit business, are self-supporting through our tour operations. Mine Tours must be booked in advance, and reservations can be made by calling (906) 482-5569. Smelter tours are available Monday through Saturday at 11:00, Noon, 1:00 and 2:00. (No reservations are needed at the Smelter.)