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Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum

Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum Review

This museum is housed in a redbrick structure built in 1897 to serve as the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Offices. The rooms today are filled with colorful exhibits, photographs, and artifacts that offer a glimpse into the everyday life of Bisbee's early mining community. The exhibit "Bisbee: Urban Outpost on the Frontier" paints a fascinating portrait of how this "Shady Lady" of a mining town transformed into a true mini–urban center. Upstairs, the "Digging In" exhibit shows you everything you ever wanted to know about copper mining, including what it felt and sounded like in a mining car. This was the first rural museum in the United States to become a member of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program, and it tells a story you can take with you as you wander through Bisbee's funky streets.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603 | Map It
  • Phone: 520/432–7071
  • Cost: $7.50
  • Hours: Daily 10–4
  • Website:
  • Location: Bisbee
Updated: 02-25-2013

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